Nantucket by Design

The NHA’s major summer fundraiser!

August 1 – August 4, 2018Nantucket by Design Logo.

The Nantucket Historical Association presents its major summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design, August 1-4, 2018.

At the height of Nantucket’s summer season, the NHA celebrates the island’s unique influences on American design. Enjoy engaging lectures, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings.

A special thank you to our 2017-2018 Nantucket by Design Chair, Phoebe Tudor.

Honoring Janet and Rick Sherlund.


Join Us at the Leadership Level

(Buy individual event tickets below.)


Learn more about the luminaries who will be joining us this year


Thank you to our Nantucket by Design 2018 Sponsors



Gary McBournie and Sophie DonelsonNantucket by Design
Kick-Off Event

Thu, May 3, 1pm
Boston Design Center
5th Floor, Seminar Room

Boston Design Center and Nantucket by Design present an afternoon featuring an exciting discussion with Gary McBournie moderated by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief, House Beautiful.

Sips and sweets to follow hosted in Waterworks showroom.



Nantucket by Design Schedule of Events


Nantucket by Design Cocktail Party.Welcome Cocktail Party

Wed, Aug 1, 6pm
Private Residence

For all who join us at the Leadership Level.

Kick-off Nantucket by Design week with design luminaries hosted at a private Nantucket residence.

Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual- Fred O’Connor, CFP along with Centre Pointe, and Oomph.


Nantucket by Design Luncheon at Great Harbor Yacht Club.Design Luncheon

Thu, Aug 2, 11:30am
White Elephant Village Ballroom

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Champagne reception, lunch, and Q&A, moderated by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful magazine. Keynote presentation by David Kleinberg, of David Kleinberg Design Associates.

Sponsored by Kathleen Hay Designs along with Nantucket Lightshop, The Tile Room, and The Water Closet.


Nantucket by Design - Design PanelDesign Panel

Fri, Aug 3, 4pm
Doors open 3:30pm
White Heron Theatre

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Moderated by Chesie Breen, editor of ID Boston magazine and Founder/Principal NivenBreen. Lively panel discussion on the latest design trends with Amanda Lindroth, David Netto, and Nick Voulgaris III.

Sponsored by Boston Design Center


Nantucket by Design DinnerAll-Star Private Dinners

Presented by Magellan Jets

Fri, Aug 3, 7pm
Private Nantucket Homes and NHA Historic Sites

Enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner featuring a design luminary, chaired by Bill Richards and Gary McBournie.

Design Sponsors: Mottahedeh and Thomas Moser Furniture.


Museum After DarkNight at the Museum

Sat, Aug 4, 7pm
VIP Entry
6:30pm
Whaling Museum

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Honoring Janet and Rick Sherlund, a grand party immersed in Nantucket’s history.

Attire: Summer cocktail blue and white.


Can’t join us this year?

Please consider supporting Nantucket by Design, the NHA’s major fundraiser of the year, by making a donation.

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Enjoy this brief look at last year’s Nantucket by Design:


2018 Nantucket by Design Media Partners:

Thank you to our Nantucket by Design 2018 Sponsors:


The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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