NHA Presents Special Program: Extraordinary Women of Nantucket

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is delighted to present Extraordinary Women of Nantucket at the Whaling Museum on July 19 and August 9, 2018.

NHA interpreters portray historic Nantucket women over the course of four centuries, bringing these characters to life through heartfelt readings of their original letters, memoirs, and through song. As members of a unique island community, Nantucket’s people have made their own way in the world. This is particularly true of the women who have lived here. Men and women had to work side by side to make the fledgling settlement survive. When whaling became the dominant industry many men would leave the island for years at a time. Women filled this breach and did so in remarkable ways. Learn how Nantucket’s women were ahead of their time, while raising families, running businesses, managing households, and becoming involved in social movements.

This special program will be presented at the Whaling Museum July 19 and August 9 at 4:00 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person.

To learn more about this program click 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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