Today • June 3 • at the NHA

Whaling Museum Open
February 6–March 31, 2020
Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am–4:00pm

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Today's whaling museum schedule

Whaling Museum Open
February 6–March 31, 2020
Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am–4:00pm

On This Day in Nantucket History

June 2, 1838Read more from June 2, 1838

A fire started in a Union Street ropewalk in 1838 and destroyed more than 20 buildings in the downtown. Among the businesses lost were two candle factories, two oil companies, five shops, a twine factory, two buildings at the head of the wharf and ten residences. Read more from June 2, 1838

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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