History Makers in the Nantucket Tradition

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The History Makers series connects objects from the NHA collections with their history and the process of making the object. This gives participants a greater understanding of an object’s significance and its place in history.  Each session will have a visit to the NHA archives or a lecture demonstration led by NHA curators, archivists, and leaders in the field. The hands-on maker sessions will provide students with firsthand experience in the process of making a sample piece of their own.

Become part of history and never again pass by an object without a new appreciation for its story and relevance to us today.

Examples of topics offered:

  • Botanical & Seaweed Journals
  • Nantucket Needlework
  • Shorebird and Decoy Carving
  • The Art of Scrimshaw  
  • Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nantucket Silver

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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