Nantucket by Design

Nantucket by Design

presenting sponsor 

William Raveis Nantucket

Save the Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2020

As the NHA’s premier summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, previewing an antique show, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings.

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Kelly Williams, Chair
Nantucket by Design 2020

Nantucket by Design


Design Luncheon

Thursday, July 30 
White Elephant Village Ballroom

A champagne reception and lunch held with keynote presentation by Alessandra Branca.

Chaired by Tharon Anderson Mcevoy
Sponsored by Centre Pointe 

Bill Hoenk Photography

The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party

Thursday, July 30 
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
VIP: 5:30pm

The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to partner with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, featuring more than 30 fine antiques dealers from the United States & abroad. Managed by The Antiques Council. Enjoy cocktails and light bites while getting an exclusive first access to the show.

Chaired by Maureen and Edward Bousa with Honorary Co-Chair, Kathleen Hay

Antique Show Walk Around

Friday, July 31 
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
9am and 5:30pm

Local designers will walk around the show with guests, giving them an intimate tour of the antiques show.

Design Panel

Friday, July 31
White Elephant Village Ballroom

The Design Panel brings together an outstanding line-up of Design Leaders each year for a dynamic discussion. Moderated by Steele Marcoux, editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, featuring designers Meg Braff, Young Huh, and Richard Keith Langham.

Emily Elisabeth Photography

All-Star Private Dinners

Friday, July 31
Nantucket Private Homes

Dine with one of the distinguished design luminaries at an intimate dinner in a private Nantucket home.

Chaired by Gary McBournie & William Richards
Sponsored by Workshop/APD

NEW! Saturday Seminars: History of Design

Saturday, Aug 1
NHA 1800 House, 4 Mill Street

The history of design on Nantucket with Ellen Fisher, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the New York School of Interior Design.

Saturday, Aug 1
NHA Quaker Meeting House, 7 Fair Street

How to apply design excellence in Landscape architecture with landscape designer Thomas Woltz, of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

Eleanor Hallewell Photography

Night at the Museum

Saturday, Aug 1 
Whaling Museum

Set amid Nantucket’s history, a Night at the Museum transforms the Whaling Museum into an unforgettable party venue. The evening includes cocktails, amazing food, rooftop views and dancing the night away under the whale.

Partner Events:

New York School of Interior Design.NYSID
Re-imagining Project

July 28-Aug 1
1800 House, 4 Mill Street 11am-4pm
FREE to NHA Members

Students from the New York School of Interior Design will return in 2020 for the fifth year to decorate rooms in the NHA 1800 House, as they have over the past four years in the Oldest House. Directed by Ellen Fisher – Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, the students develop narratives about their design concepts and rethink modern life in a historic property. The students research the island’s history and culture, and create their vision for you to experience.

1800 House Betsey Braun Sailor's Valentine.

1800 House Classes

1800 House, 4 Mill Street

Stay tuned for class schedule and more details coming soon.

Sponsored by Eleish Van Breems

Meet Our 2020 Design Luminaries!

For more information about Nantucket by Design and Sponsorship Opportunities for 2020, please contact:

Director of Corporate Development
Stacey W. Stuart
508-228-1894, ext. 130

View Photos from Nantucket by Design 2019


Nantucket by Design 2020 Lead Sponsor

Nantucket by Design 2020 Supporting Sponsors

Nantucket by Design 2020 Media Sponsors

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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