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Our Nantucket: JamaicaOur Nantucket: Ireland
Sunday, May 7
4 – 6 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Celebrate diversity on Nantucket and personal journeys of Nantucketers at the NHA's Our Nantucket series. This installment features the country of Ireland through food, culture, personal stories, entertainment, and so much more! With the Our Nantucket series, the NHA opens the Whaling Museum for special, collaborative events with members of Nantucket's population hailing from diverse countries around the world.

Our Nantucket is made possible with generous support from the Community Foundation for Nantucket, the M.S. Worthington Foundation and Nantucket Bank, a division of Blue Hills Bank.

Community Foundation for Nantucke Nantucket Bank, a division of Blue Hills Bank


Pianist Jennifer Maxwell and Soprano 
Jessica Heuser“Love in the Springtime”:
A Concert with Pianist Jennifer Maxwell and Soprano
Jessica Heuser
Thursday, May 11
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special springtime concert featuring Grammy-nominated pianist Jennifer Maxwell and renowned soprano Jessica Heuser. The concert will feature music by world-famous Nantucket composer Ned Rorem, who has written more than five hundred songs. Music selections will also include Gabriel Faure, Reynaldo Hahn, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, and Edith Piaf.


Roger Rosenblatt“My Work”:
An Evening with New York Times Best-selling Author Roger Rosenblatt
Friday, May 12
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a very special evening lecture featuring New York Times best-selling author Roger Rosenblatt as he discusses his life as a writer and his experiences in the literary world.

Rosenblatt shares his thoughts on themes such as originality, inspiration and imagination, and recounts the surprising turns his writing life has taken over the years.

Roger Rosenblatt has worked at Time magazine and PBS NewsHour, among others. He has been awarded two George Polk Awards, a Peabody Award, and an Emmy. In 2015, he received the Kenyon Review Award for lifetime literary achievement.

This program is presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.


Roger RosenblattCreative Writing Workshop
with New York Times Best-selling Author Roger Rosenblatt
Saturday, May 13
9 A.M. (doors open at 8:30 A.M.)
$25/person
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

 

 

Join New York Times best-selling author Roger Rosenblatt for a very special creative writing workshop at the NHA's inspiring Greater Light historic property.

Roger Rosenblatt has worked at Time magazine and PBS NewsHour, among others. He has been awarded two George Polk Awards, a Peabody Award, and an Emmy. In 2015, he received the Kenyon Review Award for lifetime literary achievement.

Light refreshments will be served.

This program is presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.


Out if the Box Unpacking Nantucket StoriesOut of the Box:
Unpacking Nantucketís Stories

Member Exhibition Opening
Thursday, May 25
6 P.M.
FREE for NHA Members
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for the 2017 Member Exhibition Opening celebrating our newest exhibition Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket Stories. Over 140 treasured artifacts—most rarely, if ever, displayed before—take center stage to illuminate the stories of Nantucket’s people over four centuries. Discover life at home and at sea; see the island at work and at play; and encounter rare maps, provocative portraits, and poignant tokens of love. Don’t miss the photo booth, where you become a part of Nantucket history!

Refreshments will be served.

This event is open to all current NHA members. Please RSVP by Monday, May 22, 2017 to (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or .


Out if the Box Unpacking Nantucket StoriesOut of the Box:
Unpacking Nantucketís Stories
Exhibition Behind-the-Scenes Curator Tour
Thursday, June 8 & Tuesday, July 11
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join the NHA and Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the NHA’s newest exhibition, Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket’s Stories. Harrison gives visitors a glimpse into the treasured artifacts on display and breathes life into the stories of Nantucket’s inhabitants over four centuries.

Thursday, June 8 FREE for NHA Members
$10/person
Tuesday, July 11 FREE for NHA Members
$10/person


Jennifer Maxwell and Mollie GlazerLessons from History: Charlie Chaplinís "Oh! That Cello!" featuring Pianist Jennifer Maxwell & Cellist Mollie Glazer
Thursday, June 15
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA, pianist Jennifer Maxwell and cellist Mollie Glazer for a special concert featuring the “forgotten jewels” of filmmaker and composer Charlie Chaplin.
Known for such films as The KidA Woman of Paris, and The Great Dictator, Chaplin was a pianist, cellist, and prolific composer who scored his own films. Maxwell and Glazer resurrect Chaplin’s forgotten works and recount Chaplin’s role as a musical composer and historical figure during a turbulent time in world history.


Paul Winter“In Celebration of the Earth”:
with Musician Paul Winter
Wednesday, June 28
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$25/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

A journey through Paul Winter’s world of “living music,” the concert will feature his soprano sax with the voices of Wolf, Whale, Bull Elk, Whooping Crane, Woodthrush, and other members of what Winter calls “the greater symphony of the Earth.” The concert will be interwoven with stories of Winter’s adventures making music in the wilderness. His playing, and the voices of the creatures, will be accompanied by the recorded sounds of his “two-legged colleagues” of the Paul Winter Consort.

Winter’s unique music and wildlife odyssey has taken him, over the past three decades, to 52 countries on six continents. He has recorded 40 albums, six of which have won Grammy awards. His environmental work has been honored by the United Nations Environment Program, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

A short reception will follow the performance.

This concert is presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.


Joe FloodA Troubadourís Tour of Historic Nantucket: Live Concert with Songwriter Joe Flood
Friday, June 30
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for the world premiere concert and release party of new music inspired by Nantucket history from singer/songwriter Joe Flood.

Over the last year, Flood has immersed himself in stories from the past, and absorbed the essence of the island’s rich history at some of its most iconic historic sites.  His personal experiences and historic research have culminated in a full-length album of original new music.  From the early Wampanoag days to the art colony in the 1930s, Flood captures Nantucket history and brings it to life like never before.

This world premiere concert features Joe Flood playing the full album on acoustic guitar and bass.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Returning Fall 2017
Noon – 1 P.M
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Food for Thought features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket. All participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and join us for a different lecture every week!

If you missed any of our spring 2017 lectures, you can view them below or on the NHA YouTube channel.


Nantucket: Traditions and Transitions of the Faraway Island with Melissa MurphyThursday, February 16:
“Nantucket: Traditions and Transitions of the Faraway IslandĒ with Melissa Murphy

Join the NHA and the Town of Nantucket's Director of Culture and Tourism Melissa Murphy as she shares her insight on Nantucket's transformation and new initiatives in the town's Department of Visitor Services.


What’s New at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum with Mary BergmanThursday, February 23:
“Whatís New at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum” with Mary Bergman

Join the NHA and the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum’s newly-appointed Executive Director Mary Bergman, as she discusses the new exhibit at the museum that celebrates Nantucket craftswomen.


Michael Harrison and Captain Obed BunkerThursday, March 2:
“A Nantucket Voyage to the Arctic on the Ship Constitution, 1847-52” with Michael Harrison

Join the NHA's Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison as he delves into a lesser-known tale of Nantucket whaling. During this lecture, Harrison will explore the disastrous 1851 whaling season in the Bering Sea.


Laura Burnett with Dr. Timothy Lepore and Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman Thursday, March 9:
“Community Panel: The Opioid Crisis on Nantucket” moderated by Laura Burnett with Dr. Timothy Lepore and Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman

Join the NHA for a special community panel moderated by Rotary Club of Nantucket president Laura Burnett and featuring Dr. Timothy Lepore and Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman as they address the opioid crisis on Nantucket.


Christine WhiteThursday, March 16:
“Coping with Trauma and Finding Personal Well-Being” with
Christine White

Join the NHA and health activist Christine White as she discusses the adverse effects of personal trauma, the stigma often associated with mental health, and the importance of managing daily stress in healthy ways to achieve a successful future and well-being.


Thursday, March 23:
“New England Family Farms: A Look at Indian Head Farm (Berlin, MA)” with Timothy & Janet Wheeler

Join the NHA and Timothy and Janet Wheeler from Indian Head Farm in Berlin, Massachusetts, as they discuss the different aspects and challenges of their working farm that has been owned and run by the Wheeler-Hastings family for seven generations.


Thursday, March 30:
Short Film Screening & Presentation “Everyone Has A Story” with John Copenhaver

Join the NHA and filmmaker John Copenhaver as he discusses his recent project Everyone Has A Story, a short film featured in the Nantucket Shorts Festival that includes interviews with Nantucket “washashores.”


Thursday, April 6:
“Reflections on a Decade at the NHA” with NHA Gosnell Executive Director Bill Tramposch

Join the NHA's Gosnell Executive Director William “Bill” Tramposch as he reflects on his career as he prepares to retire from the NHA in May 2017.


Thursday, April 13:
“Monarch Butterflies and their Migration to Mexico: Past, Present, and Future” with Nantucket Land Council Resource Ecologist Emily Molden

Back from a recent trip to Mexico to visit the overwintering grounds of monarch butterflies, Nantucket Land Council’s Resource Ecologist Emily Molden recounts her experiences of her trip and shares some insight on the monarch butterflies’ status.


Novation Media LogoFood for Thought media sponsorship generously provided by Novation Media.


The 2017 Food for Thought series is made possible in part by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.



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