NHA News Release: September 13, 2016


NHA presents “Hanna at Greater Light” on Monday, October 3

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in celebration of the Nantucket Arts Festival 2016, is pleased to announce “Hanna at Greater Light,” a theatrical performance with Nantucket artist and photographer Beverly Hall inside the Greater Light historic property, 8 Howard Street. This program will take place on Monday, October 3 at 4 P.M. and tickets are $5 per person.

Hanna Monaghan and her sister Gertrude, who transformed Greater Light from a livestock barn into their summer home and artistic retreat in the 1930s, were daring, eclectic, and passionate about the arts. Beverly Hall brings the spirit of Hanna to life as she reads from Hanna’s writing and memoirs inside the NHA’s Greater Light historic property.

“One of the prime reasons I love Hanna for her engaging sense of aesthetics— a healthy dose of materialism and that Quaker sense of the Inner Light that guided her  spirituality, as well as her quest for just the right ‘things’ that enhanced and embellished  the eccentric and eclectic beauty of her home,” says Beverly Hall. “From the moment I entered Greater Light back in the 1970s with most of its original furnishings intact, I felt a tug at my heartstrings for a sense of place and felt I had come home.”

Located just steps away from the Civil War monument, Greater Light recalls the days of Nantucket’s art colony in the 1930s, and serves as an ideal setting for artistic expression. Originally a working livestock barn, Greater Light was a summer home and art studio created in the 1930s by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, two Quaker sisters from Philadelphia. Restored by the NHA, Greater Light reopened to the public in 2011.

Tickets for this program are $5 per person and can be purchased at www.nha.org/tickets.

Event Information:
“Hanna at Greater Light”
Monday, October 3, 2016
4 - 5 P.M.
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street
$5/ticket (buy tickets in advance at NHA.org)

Note: Greater Light is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with very limited parking and vehicle access. Please plan to walk or bike to this program.