Nantucket by Design

Save the Dates! August 1–3, 2019

Nantucket by Design Logo.

At the height of Nantucket’s summer season, the NHA 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


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Nantucket by Design 2019
Schedule of Events


Georgie Morley Photography

Design Luncheon

Thursday, Aug 1 at 11am
White Elephant Village Ballroom

Champagne reception and lunch with keynote presentation by Bunny Williams. 


New! Summer Antiques Show Preview Party

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

The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to be partnering with the Summer Antique Show, featuring 32 Fine antique dealers from the US & abroad. Managed by The Antiques Council 


Emily Elisabeth Photography

Design Panel

Friday, Aug 2 at 2pm
White Heron Theatre

The Design Panel brings together outstanding global design talent for a lively discussion on the latest design trends followed by a reception and book signing.


Emily Elisabeth Photography

All-Star Private Dinners

Friday, Aug 2 at 7pm
NHA Historic Sites and Private Homes

Intimate candlelit dinners featuring design luminaries.


Barbara Clarke Photography

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.  Enjoy the ultimate Nantucket experience—a champagne welcome, amazing food stations, delectable cocktails, and dancing the night away under the whale.



Enjoy this brief look at last year’s Night at the Museum:


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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