NHA presents Our Nantucket Series: Celebration of Jamaica on April 2 at the Whaling Museum

Our Nantucket JamaicaNANTUCKET, MA –The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that the fifth installment of Our Nantucket, a community diversity series at the Whaling Museum, will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 4 to 6 P.M.

Focused on the rich and varied cultures that make up the island community, each Our Nantucket program celebrates a different country and highlights the many cultures of today’s Nantucketers. On Sunday, April 2, the NHA will celebrate the country of Jamaica with an evening of song, dance, entertainment, and so much more.

“Throughout its history, and into the present day, Nantucket has been home to an extraordinarily diverse mix of people from across the globe,” says Marjan Shirzad, NHA Sacerdote Chair of Education and Outreach. “We here at the Nantucket Historical Association are proud to celebrate cultural diversity through this series in order to engage with friends, neighbors, and community members in timely and exciting ways. Each installment of this series features experiences from lands near and far, and all of the events share the common thread of getting to know one’s neighbors and learning about different cultures in an inspiring atmosphere.”

At Our Nantucket Jamaica, audiences will be treated to a variety of cultural performances and live events throughout the evening. In close collaboration with Nantucket’s New Life Ministries church, guests will learn about Jamaican geography and trivia, hear traditional folk songs, listen to Jamaican poetry, learn words in Patois, admire traditional dress from various Jamaican parishes, and enjoy Jamaican dances performed by Nantucket school children and community adults.

Each Our Nantucket program features a panel of guest speakers who bring awareness to their individual stories of immigration and relocation to Nantucket. Facilitated by the NHA, panelists share their memories of their home countries, along with their new experiences since moving to Nantucket.

The Our Nantucket series is made possible with generous support from the Community Foundation for Nantucket; Nantucket Bank, a Division of Blue Hills Bank; and the M.S. Worthington Foundation.

For more information, visit NHA.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:

Our Nantucket: Jamaica
Sunday, April 2, 2017
4 – 6 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

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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