About NHA Special Events

In addition to regular giving and memberships, the Nantucket Historical Association relies on the proceeds from these annual special events to fulfill its important mission of education and preservation through educational programs, the Whaling Museum and historic properties, the collections, changing exhibitions, and special projects. Please mark your calendar and join us!

Festival of Wreaths

Silent Auction! Take a chance to win one of the eighty beautifully crafted wreaths created by members of the Nantucket community and on display in the Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory at the Whaling Museum.

Preview Party,
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 23 & 25 – 27, 2016
Whaling Museum

(Closed Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24)

Festival of Trees

This island tradition features brilliantly decorated trees designed by community members, local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, artisans, and school children.

Preview Party,
Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2 – 24, 2016,
Fridays – Sundays

December 26 – 31, 2016
Monday – Thursday
Whaling Museum

(Closed Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25)

Museum After Dark

Get ready to #ackMAD with us at the Whaling Museum this summer! This unique event brings together the next generation of Nantucket's leaders for the social event of the summer in a one-of-a-kind museum setting for a night of celebration, all for a great cause.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nantucket by Design

Building on thirty-eight years of the August Antiques Show and Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, the Nantucket Historical Association is thrilled to present the 2016 Nantucket by Design week of events, our premier summer fundraiser, presented by Magellan Jets.

August 2 – August 7, 2016