Nantucket by Design

Save the Dates! August 1–3, 2019

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.

Phoebe Tudor, Chair
Nantucket by Design 2017-19

Join us at the Leadership Level

Nantucket by Design 2019
Schedule of Events

Design Luncheon

Thursday, Aug 1 at 11am
White Elephant Village Ballroom

Champagne reception and lunch with keynote presentation by one of the most talented names in design Bunny Williams.

Co-chaired by Chesie Breen & Stacey Bewkes 

Sponsored by Chairish

New! The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party

Thursday, Aug 1 at 6:30pm
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club 

The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to be partnering with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, featuring more than 30 fine antique dealers from the United States & abroad. Managed by The Antiques Council.

Co-chaired by Kelly Williams & Andrew Forsyth and Pamela & Max Berry 
Honorary chairs: Richard Keith Langham, Alex Papachristidis & John Rosselli

Sponsored by Boston Design Center and First Republic Bank

Design Panel

Friday, Aug 2 at 2pm
White Heron Theatre

The Design Panel brings together outstanding design talent for a lively discussion.  This year’s panelists include Anthony Baratta,  Cathy Kincaid and Stewart Manger. Moderated by editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, Steele Marcoux, followed by a reception and book signing.

Chaired by Tharon Anderson McEvoy

Emily Elisabeth Photography

All-Star Private Dinners

Friday, Aug 2 at 7pm
Nantucket Private Homes

Dine with one of the renowned design luminaries at an intimate candlelit dinner.

Co-chaired by Gary McBournie & William Richards

Emily Elisabeth Photography

Tabletop Workshop

Saturday, Aug 3 at 10am
White Heron Theatre 

Join Wendy Kvalheim, CEO of Mottahedeh and Margo Shaw founder and editor-in-cheif of Flower Magazine to learn creative ways to set a stunning table and design a beautiful centerpiece.

Sponsored by Mottahedeh

Emily Elisabeth Photography

Let’s Get Social

Saturday, Aug 3 at 11:30am
White Heron Theatre 

With Debbie Propst, President and Chief Marketing Officer of One King’s Lane.

Sponsored by One King’s Lane 

Night at the Museum

Saturday, Aug 3 at 6:30pm
Whaling Museum

Set amid Nantucket’s history, a Night at the Museum transforms the Whaling Museum into an unforgettable party venue. Nantucket being the far away isle leaves us all “lost at sea.” This year’s theme leaves interpretation up to you!  Enjoy the ultimate Nantucket experience— amazing food stations, delectable cocktails, rooftop views and dancing the night away under the whale.

Co-chaired by Elizabeth Georgantas & Marla Mullen Sanford 

Read more about this year’s featured Design Luminaries 

NYSID Project
Re-imagining The Oldest House

Re-imagining the Oldest House, 2018

Tuesday, Jul 30 – Saturday, Aug 3
11am – 4pm

FREE to NHA members and open to visitors with the purchase of an NHA Historic Pass.

NANTUCKET BY DESIGN is delighted to be working with the students from the New York School of Interior Design for the fourth year to re-imagine the two main rooms at the Oldest House. Directed by Ellen Fisher, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, the students are guided to develop narratives about their design concepts and to rethink modern life in the Oldest House. The students research the island’s history and culture, and create their vision for you to experience.

Enjoy these brief recaps of last year’s Nantucket by Design events:


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

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

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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