NHA Hosts First Oval Office Project with the Museum of the American Revolution

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is thrilled to welcome Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution for a unique display of their First Oval Office Project this July.

The First Oval Office Project is a one-of-a-kind traveling immersive environment that includes hand-sewn tents and hand-made camp furniture that bring to life the stories of the diverse people and complex events of 1775-1783. Visitors are invited to explore replicas of General George Washington’s tents inside and out; examine and try out replica equipment, tools, and uniforms; and engage with living history interpreters. The program will be held for two days (Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14, from 9 am4 pm) at the Old Mill.  This program is family-friendly and FREE for all visitors.

An evening lecture with Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President & CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, will be held at the Whaling Museum on Wednesday, July 13, at 6 pm.  Stephenson will explore the history and significance of General George Washington’s mobile field headquarters, now housed and displayed in Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution, which had a rich and dramatic life following the death of George and Martha Washington, with a remarkable cast of characters from Lafayette to Robert E. Lee to an Episcopal priest.  Tickets are available here.

Nathaniel Philbrick, photography Christopher NobleThe NHA will also host a special lecture with author Nathaniel Philbrick on Friday, July 15, at 6 pm at the Whaling Museum.  During this lecture, Philbrick will dive into his series of books based around the American Revolution, including Bunker Hill, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane’s Eye.   Tickets are available here.


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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