Free NHA Winter Discovery Days Youth Program Begins January 30

Winter Discovery DaysNANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce the return of Winter Discovery Days, a free drop-in after-school program for children and their families this winter. This program features different crafts and activities every weekday Monday through Friday from January 30 through March 31, 2017, from 3 to 5 P.M. in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Join the fun in the Discovery Room with games, crafts, artifacts, and stories, featuring a different theme and corresponding take-home crafts every week. This year’s themes include Nantucket natives, outdoor explorations, daring daughters, myths and mysteries, sailor’s souvenirs, and more.

Winter Discovery Days will also be offered with extended hours Monday, February 27, through Friday, March 3, 2017, from 1 – 5 P.M. to accommodate school vacation week.

Please note that the program will not take place on Friday, March 10 and Friday, March 24, 2017.

“We are so excited for our upcoming Winter Discovery Days program,” says Evan Schwanfelder, NHA Manager of Education. “This year’s activities are sure to provide Nantucket children and their families with a great opportunity to get creative and learn more about our island’s rich history.”

Winter Discovery Days is free to all children and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit, or call (508) 228-1894.

Program Information:

Winter Discovery Days
NHA Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street (enter through Discovery Room door)

January 30 – March 31, 2017
Every day, Monday – Friday
3 – 5 P.M.
(closed Friday, March 10 & Friday, March 24, 2017)

Extended hours:
February Vacation Week
February 27 – March 3, 2017
1 – 5 P.M.

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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