Today • December 11 • at the NHA

Whaling Museum open February 7-March 31, 2019
Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm 

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Today's whaling museum schedule

Whaling Museum open
February 7-March 31, 2019
Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm

On This Day in Nantucket History

December 11, 1848Read more from December 11, 1848

In 1848, the Nantucket whale ship Christopher Mitchell left Nantucket to hunt in the Pacific whaling grounds. Unbeknownst to the crew, a green hand named George Johnson was really a woman. Read more from December 11, 1848

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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