1800 House Courses

Choose from our exciting lineup of early-American decorative arts courses, listed below.  Any questions? Contact mary@nha.org.

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Nantucket Needlework Symposium

Don’t miss the Nantucket Needlework Symposium, September 8-10

Needlearts has long been a tradition on Nantucket. It was not just a hobby, but part of a young girl’s education and later an industry that provided employment for Nantucket Women. We will explore the history of craft on Nantucket as well as several of Nantucket’s iconic companies and what connects them.


Colored thread

Open Stitching Gam with No Instruction

Thursdays July 11-August 22

Needlepoint Seminar with Patsy Ernst

Mondays, July 1 - 29 July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29

Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez

Tuesdays, July 9-30 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30

Beginning Embroidery with Lucy Dillon

Wednesdays July 10-24 July 10 July 17 July 24
flowers and bees made from shells

Sea Shell Flowers with Sandi Blanda

Two-day class July 22 July 23

Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch

August 19 August 20 August 21 August 22

Nantucket Floorcloth with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

August 26 August 27 August 28 August 29

Nantucket Cardinal with Bill Sarni

September 3 September 4 September 5 September 6

Hand-Carved Striped Bass with Bill Sarni

Four-Day Class September 9 September 10 September 11 September 12
1800 House Betsey Braun Sailor's Valentine.

Sailors Valentine with Elizabeth Braun

September 11 September 12 September 13

Chair Caning Clinic with Liz Coffin

September 16 September 17 September 18

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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