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  • Summer Program Highlights

    Program Highlights
    Hands on History
    July 5 through August 27 (Mon-Fri)
    10 am -12 pm
    Whaling Museum, Discovery Center
    Free with Whaling Museum admission
    Join us this summer for history-themed-crafts in the Whaling Museum Discovery Center.
    Learn about the history of Nantucket through guided craft activities perfect for ages 5-12.
    In Mrs. Coffin’s Garden
    July 7 (Wednesdays through August 25)
    10:30 - 11am
    Oldest House Garden
    $5 Members / $10 Non-Members
    See what's coming up in the historic garden at the Oldest House. NHA Master Gardner, Katrina Marques, will share her knowledge of the plants in the garden and plant lore of colonial times.
    127th Annual Meeting
    Friday, July 9
    1:30 pm
    Whaling Museum
    R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, July 7
    508-228-1894 ext. 122 or via email
    The Great Fire Lecture
    Tuesday, July 13
    5:30-6:30 pm
    Whaling Museum, Rooftop
    $5 for Members / $10 for Non-Members
    Enjoy an evening on the roof and listen to a Historical Interpreter tell the story of the Great Fire of 1846 to commemorate the175th anniversary of the “Great Fire” on Nantucket.
    Hanna in Her Garden: An Afternoon at Greater Light
    Thursday, July 22
    3 - 4 pm
    Greater Light Garden
    Free & Open to the Public
    This interpretive presentation by Beverly Hall honors the creative legacy of Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan.
    Friends of the NHA Annual Lecture with Gary Tinterow
    Friday, July 23
    6:30 pm
    Whaling Museum
    Free & Open to the Public
    Join the Friends of the NHA for a lecture with Gary Tinterow, Director of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
    Extraordinary Nantucket Women Presentations
    Tuesday, July 27 and August 10
    5:30 pm
    Whaling Museum
    $5 for Members / $10 for Non-Members
    NHA interpreters portray historic Nantucket women over the course of four centuries, bringing these characters to life through heartfelt readings of their original letters, memoirs, and song.
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    Decorative Arts Workshops
    The NHA's Decorative Arts Studio is now offering new workshops this summer at the historic property Greater Light is now being offered!
    The NHA’s Decorative Arts programs are generously sponsored by
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    July Exhibition Opening Dates
    Writing the First Draft of Island History
    Celebrating The Inquirer and Mirror’s 200th Anniversary 
    Candle Factory, Whaling Museum
    Opening July 1
    The Battle of Nantucket – War of 1812
    Candle Factory, Whaling Museum
    Opening July 2
    In partnership with
    Egan Maritime Institute and
    Lynx Educational Foundation
    Shoulders Upon Which We Stand: The Cape Verde—Nantucket Connection
    Sherlund Conference Room,
    Whaling Museum
    Opening July 5
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    Member Evenings
    Join us for Member Evenings featuring a different exhibition tour or a look inside the collection each week this summer. We will hold these evenings in person for small groups of 20 members or fewer. Please reserve your spot as space is limited.
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    Not a member or need to renew? Learn more here
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    presenting sponsor
    Join us! Nantucket by Design will host in-person live events this summer. Virtual tickets will also be available.
    As the NHA’s premier fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging keynote speakers including award-winning interior designer Nate Berkus, lively discussions, a design panel, The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, and more!


    Thank You To Our Signature Sponsors