NHA News Release: June 10, 2016


NHA presents Hands-On History in July & August

NANTUCKET, MA –Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) invites children and their caregivers to Hands-On History, a summer program full of crafts and activities for the whole family. This program is offered daily in July and August from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Hands-On History offers children and their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Each craft is designed to encourage participants to visit the Whaling Museum and explore the historical significance of the artifacts and souvenirs that Nantucketers carried home from their journeys aboard whaleships.

“Hands-on History inspires our youngest visitors to truly engage with the museum’s artifacts,” says Marjan Shirzad, NHA Sacerdote Chair of Education and Outreach. “The craft activities are designed to be fun and fascinating and we know that this year’s crafts will bring history alive to old and new audiences alike!”

The summer 2016 daily schedule for crafts is:

Mondays: Whale Mobiles & Whirligigs
Tuesdays: Arrowheads & Coral Necklaces
Wednesdays: Scrimshaw
Thursdays: Tea Cups & Dancing Masks
Fridays: Lighthouses & Signal Flags
Saturdays: Sailors Valentines & U’u Clubs
Sundays: Whaleboats & Whale Stamps

Hands-On History is free for NHA members and free with regular museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Event Information:
Daily from July 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016
1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
Free for NHA members or with purchase of museum admission