GETTING TO ’SCONSET: BOATS The boats, ah, the boats. In those days, we took the Nantucket, the Martha’s Vineyard, the…More Read more from ’Sconset Days: Excerpts from a Life
The ’Sconset well and pump (pictured in the banner image ca. 1886, P2610) was constructed in the 1770s to satisfy…More Read more from Videos
SIASCONSET: Algonquian term for “place of great bones.” Si from missi, meaning “great;” ascon from askon, meaning “horn or bone” Situation, 120 miles S.E. of…More Read more from ’Sconset
In the late 1800s, New Yorker Edward Underhill foresaw a prosperous future for the village of ‘Sconset. A war correspondent…More Read more from Who was ‘Sconset’s “sanguine genius”?
The Jethro Coffin House (the “Oldest House”) on Sunset Hill, built for the 1686 wedding of Jethro Coffin and Mary…More Read more from Is the “Oldest House” really the oldest house on Nantucket?
Genealogy on Nantucket begins not with the massive record compiled by Eliza Starbuck Barney, but with a quirky codfisherman and…More Read more from “A Walking Genealogical Tree”: Benjamin Franklin Folger, Nantucket’s First Genealogist
Island Pastor Ruth Herron Smalt (2020) Buy Now Disturber of Tradition: A Portrait of Anna Gardner Barbara White (2020)…More Read more from NHA Books
In 1873, William Flagg, a summer resident of Nantucket, obtained title to a large section of land between the village…More Read more from Who was William Flagg, and what did he have to do with the ‘Sconset Footpath?
Walt Whitman loved the game of baseball. In his wandering about the parks of New York and Brooklyn he witnessed…More Read more from Baseball: Its Beginnings on Nantucket
Tales of the sea often make reference to “Mother Carey’s Chickens,” tiny birds found far off-shore that would dart and…More Read more from Mother Carey’s Chickens Come Home to Roost on Nantucket
If you ask ’Sconseters what their village is all about, many of them will answer simply: “family.” As one longtime…More Read more from Family Album
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One hundred and sixty-three years ago, a novelist and magazine writer building a literary career in New York City wrote…More Read more from ’Sconset-born Charles Frederick Briggs: Early New York Novelist and Editor
I see Sankaty, the mariner’s friend! Who would be the first to say this as we headed eastward over Bean…More Read more from Sankaty Light: “I see Sankaty, the mariner’s friend!” : The future of Nantucket’s “blazing star”
Sherburne to ’Sconset, a Nantucket Success Story celebrates 125 years of remarkable stewardship by the Nantucket Historical Association. In this…More Read more from Sherburne to ‘Sconset: A Nantucket Success Story
Lillian Gertrude (Smith) Rockwood, known affectionately as “Miss Lillian,” lived in Auld Lang Syne on Broadway in ’Sconset during the…More Read more from Lillian Gertrude (Smith) Rockwood
The NHA Research Library has digitized over 1,000 images of ’Sconset from our photographic, map, manuscript, and artifact collections. Presented below…More Read more from Photos