Mission and Strategic Plan

Celebrating 125 years of Preserving
Nantucket History

Mission Statement

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.

Nantucket Historical Association Strategic Plan

Objective I: Invest in Our Community

By presenting exemplary experiences across our portfolio of historic properties, we will deepen a connection to all in the community.

Objective II: Excel at Exhibition Presentation and Story Telling

Our island has many distinguishing stories that provide insight into our shared American experience. Informed encounters with the past allow us to apply lessons in the present and better prepare us for the future.

Objective III: Seek Highest and Best Uses for Our Properties

Our portfolio of historic properties must be commensurate with the ability to care for them. Maintaining an appropriate balance, such that these assets can be sustained, is critical to our success.

Objective IV: Steward and Increase Access to Our Collections

Our collections help us tell the stories of Nantucket spanning over four centuries. Both ensuring their perpetual care and making these collections increasingly accessible are critical to success.

Objective V: Deepen our Financial and Organizational Strength

An increasingly healthy financial base ensures sustainability and the ability for the NHA to be the best possible steward of the Island’s history.

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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