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”?
Disturber of Tradition: A Portrait of Anna Gardner Barbara White (2020) View Online Buy Now Sherburne to ‘Sconset, A Nantucket…More Read more from NHA Books
Featuring articles on baseball, Charles Frederick Briggs, ‘Sconset life.
The history, architecture, personalities, and “character” of this unique village at the eastern end of Nantucket, following its evolution from a fishing village to a world-renowned summer resort.
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?
Built forty years after the Great Fire of 1846 destroyed much of downtown Nantucket, the NHA Fire Hose Cart House…More Read more from Fire Hose Cart House
For close to two centuries Nantucketers maintained much of the island outside of town as unfenced Common and Undivided Land…More Read more from What were the “Sheep Wars” of the mid-1800s?
Euler and Oates were in the right place at exactly the right time for taking advantage of a change in local economy.
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
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
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
Map dates: 1887 | 1892 | 1898 | 1904 | 1909 | 1923 | 1949 The Sanborn Map® Collection consists…More Read more from Sanborn Maps
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
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
Featuring articles about ‘Sconset Wireless Stations, Nantucket builder Charles H. Robinson, and more
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?