2017 NHA Annual Meeting on July 7

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce its 123rd Annual Meeting for members on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 5 P.M. in Gosnell Hall at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, with light refreshments available when the doors open at 4:30 P.M.

Open to all current NHA members, the Annual Meeting is held every year in the month of July for the delivery of reports and conduct of organizational business, as well as the nomination of candidates for election as Trustees by the membership. This meeting provides an opportunity for all NHA members to become familiar with and involved in the organization’s year-round activities and efforts.

The 2017 Annual Meeting’s featured program is a special presentation by John Dichtl, President and CEO of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), entitled “The Relevance of History in the 21st Century.”

John Dichtl became AASLH President and CEO in 2015. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) for nine years, and worked for the Organization of American Historians for fourteen years as deputy director and in several other roles. Dichtl received his MA and PhD in Early American history from Indiana University, and from 2006 to 2015 was an adjunct faculty member of the history department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Before graduate school, he worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is a 2004 graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration, a program that stems from an AASLH partnership with the Indiana Historical Society and other organizations. Dichtl helped to found the History Relevance Campaign, the International Federation for Public History, and is active in the National Coalition for History.

The NHA’s 123rd Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 5 P.M., with doors opening at 4:30 P.M. Members may R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or email membership@nha.org.

The NHA’s 123rd Annual Meeting is presented with the generous support of NHA business members Novation Media and Yellow Productions.

For additional information, visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:

NHA 123rd Annual Meeting
Friday, July 7, 2017
5 P.M. (doors open and refreshments at 4:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
Free and open to current NHA members

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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