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  • New Exhibition and Old Mill Open Today!

    New Exhibition Open Today!
    Writing the First Draft of Island History
    Celebrating The Inquirer and Mirrors 200th Anniversary 
    In the Whaling Museum, Candle Factory
    The Old Mill is Now Open
    Thursdays & Fridays
    As seen above, the NHA maintenance team works to get
    the Old Mill ready to run last week. Photo credit Ray K. Saunders.
    Next Week at the NHA
    Exhibit Opening: Shoulders Upon Which We Stand: The Cape Verde - Nantucket Connection
    Monday, July 5
    Whaling Museum, Sherlund Conference Room
    The exhibition will present a detailed photo display and look forward to expanding the exhibition further in 2022.
    Hands on History
    July 5 through August 27 (Mon-Fri)
    10am -12pm
    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)
    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.
    Member Evening: Inside the Archaeology Collection
    Wednesday, July 7
    Gosnold Collections Center, 89 Bartlett Road
    NHA Members Only
    Join us to examine rarely seen stone tools and ceramics, learn more about the Native Americans who created them, discuss the process of preserving the objects and their provenance.
    Exhibit Opening: The Battle of Nantucket – War of 1812
    Friday, July 9
    Whaling Museum, Candle Factory
    In partnership with the Egan Maritime Institute and Lynx Educational Foundation, an exhibit on the War of 1812 will explore the significant economic impact of the conflict on island. 
    127th Annual Meeting
    Friday, July 9
    Whaling Museum
    R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, July 7
    508-228-1894 ext. 122 or via email
    Decorative Arts Workshops
    The NHA's Decorative Arts Studio program is now offering new workshops at the historic property Greater Light.
    The NHA’s Decorative Arts programs are generously
    sponsored by
    presenting sponsor
    Join us! Nantucket by Design will host in-person live events this summer.
    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!
    Online Auction Launching July 18-25
    This auction will include over 25 lightship baskets and basket-related items to bid on, including a Manny Dias basket tray, a Michael Kane woven bracelet embellished with scrimshaw, and many more unique pieces. 
    A closing celebration event will be held
    Sunday, July 25, and tickets are now on sale!
    Museum Shop
    Explore new Cape Verde dolls and artwork
    now on sale in the Museum Shop!
    Hours and Information
    Whaling Museum
    Open Daily, 10am5pm
    Museum Shop
    Open during Whaling Museum hours
    Hadwen House
    Open Daily, 10am–4pm
    Research Library
    Open by appointment only, Tues–Fri, 10pm–4pm
    Please reach out to library@nha.org to schedule your visit.
    Quaker Meeting House
    Open Mon-Fri, 10am–4pm
    Oldest House
    Open Tues & Wed, 11am–4pm
    Old Mill
    Open Thurs & Fri, 11am–4pm


    Thank You To Our Signature Sponsors