NHA News Release: October 25, 2016

NHA Announces Diversity Festival 2016

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 NHA Diversity Festival, presented by reMain Nantucket, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and Nantucket Bank (a division of Blue Hills Bank), will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

The NHA Diversity Festival, first held in 2010, brings together the island’s cultural communities in a free day of celebration at the Whaling Museum with specialized programming for non-native English speakers. Throughout this festive day, the NHA will offer museum tours led by community volunteers in languages such as English, Spanish, and Portuguese, along with an array of family arts and crafts activities, including miniature foam whaleboats, sailors valentines, and plastic cup lighthouses. Attendees will enjoy a day spent reflecting upon the island’s rich heritage in new and entertaining ways, including a historic artifact station and delicious refreshments for all.

Admission to the museum and all activities are free for everyone throughout the entire day, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

"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, Sacerdote Chair of Education and Outreach. “We here at the Nantucket Historical Association are thrilled to celebrate this diversity through a free day of family-friendly programs and activities offered in multiple languages, allowing even more island residents to engage with Nantucket’s rich history. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon as a true community!”

“We are so thankful to have the help and support of our staff, community and student volunteers, as well as the generous support of reMain Nantucket, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and Nantucket Bank. Together, they make this annual program such a tremendous success."

This program is made possible with generous support from reMain Nantucket, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, Nantucket Bank (a division of Blue Hills Bank), and through the help of community volunteers and students from Nantucket High School.

Event Information:
2016 NHA Diversity Festival
Sunday, November 13, 2016
11 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street