UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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Foggy RootsSummer Sunset Series
with Foggy Roots
Mondays
July 24, August 7, & August 21
7 – 9 P.M.
$20/ticket
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Purchase tickets here in advance. These concerts will sell out!

Join the NHA for special evening performances featuring Foggy Roots, Nantucket’s own reggae band, on the Whaling Museum’s gorgeous rooftop observation deck. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music. Light bites and a cash bar will be available.

Monday, July 24 $20/ticket SOLD OUT
Monday, August 7 $20/ticket SOLD OUT
Monday, August 21 $20/ticket


Summer Sunset Series 
with Audio ArchitechsSummer Sunset Series
with Audio Architechs
Mondays
July 31, August 14, & August 28
7 – 9 P.M.
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Purchase tickets here in advance. These concerts will sell out!

Join the NHA for special evening performances featuring Audio Architechs and other special guests on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop observation deck. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music. Light bites and a cash bar will be available.

Monday, July 31
Randy Deshaies featuring Peter Ahern
$20/ticket
Monday, August 14
Nickodemus featuring Peter Ahern
$50/ticket
Monday, August 28
Billy Desmond
$20/ticket


Moby-Dick Rehearsed
August 15 – 17
7 P.M.
$30/ticket
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) are pleased to present the one-act play Moby Dick Rehearsed. Written by Orson Welles in 1950, this play within a play is both a celebration of the stage and testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville's masterpiece of American literature.

Wednesday, August 15 $30/ticket
Wednesday, August 16 $30/ticket
Wednesday, August 17 $30/ticket


"Hanna in Her Garden: An Afternoon at Greater Light"
Wednesdays
July 26
August 2, 9, & 16
2 P.M.
FREE for NHA Members
$5/ticket for the general public
Greater Light Garden
8 Howard Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Join Nantucket artist and photographer Beverly Hall as she brings alive the spirit of Hanna Monaghan in this theatrical series in the Greater Light Garden on Wednesdays this summer. Hanna and Gertrude Monaghan, the sisters 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. Hall breathes life into Hanna Monaghan as she interprets Monaghan's own writings and memoirs.

Please plan to walk or bike to this program as parking is very limited.

Wednesday, July 26 $5/ticket
Wednesday, August 2 $5/ticket
Wednesday, August 9 $5/ticket
Wednesday, August 16 $5/ticket


Gioia DimockImages of America: Whaling in Massachusetts Lecture and Book Signing with Gioia Dimock
Tuesday, July 25
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join archivist Gioia Dimock as she discusses her new book Images of America: Whaling in Massachusetts for the Arcadia Publishing and the History Press series.

Through historic prints, paintings, photographs, and documents, Dimock explores the whaling industry that boomed throughout the coastal region of Massachusetts during the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Gioia Dimock has worked as an archivist and consultant for the Bourne Town Archives and as a member of the Bourne Historical Commission for many years. She is also the author of Images of America: Bourne.

A book signing will follow the presentation.


NHA Member Mornings: July
“Dear Absent Ones”:
The Seafaring Pinkhams
Exhibition
Behind-the-Scenes Curator Tour
Wednesday July 26
8 A.M.
FREE (open to current NHA members only)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join us for coffee and conversation at our 2017 NHA Member Mornings series, featuring behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA historic sites and exhibitions.

In this month’s program, NHA members will get an inside look at the Whaling Museum’s new exhibition from NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison.

R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or [email protected].

Not a member yet? Click here to learn about the benefits and join today!

With generous support of NHA Business Members: Novation Media & Yellow Productions


NHA Member Mornings: August
Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket Stories Exhibition
Behind-the-Scenes Curator Tour
Wednesday August 23
8 A.M.
FREE (open to current NHA members only)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join us for coffee and conversation at our 2017 NHA Member Mornings series, featuring behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA historic sites and exhibitions.

Get an inside look at the Whaling Museum’s new major exhibition from NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison.

R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or [email protected].

Not a member yet? Click here to learn about the benefits and join today!

With generous support of NHA Business Members: Novation Media & Yellow Productions


Ben Phillips and a shark“Underwater Photography: Massachusetts to Manila” with Underwater Photographer & Diver Ben Phillips
Thursday, August 24
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join the NHA for a special evening lecture with Nantucket's own international adventurer and photographer Ben Phillips as he invites us under the waves. From the waters in Southeast Asia to those waters surrounding Nantucket, Phillips' filming and photography bring us closer to some of the deep water's most diminutive dwellers and some of its most magnificent creatures.


Free Fun FridaysFree Fun Fridays
Friday, August 25
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Enjoy free admission to the Whaling Museum on Friday, August 25 as part of Highland Street Foundation's 9th Annual Free Fun Fridays summer event series. This annual tradition gives visitors the chance to experience many of the most treasured cultural and historical venues in Massachusetts. Eighty-five institutions across the state are participating and will offer families free admission to their programs and activities.

Learn more about this program and other participating institutions.


Free Fun FridaysHands-On History
Daily, July 1 – August 31
1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
FREE for NHA members or with purchase of museum admission
Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street

Hands-On History offers children and their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection!

The daily craft schedule is as follows:

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: Whale Boats & Whale Stamps

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



Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.