Two young girls with crafts in the Discovery RoomWinter Discovery Days
Mondays – Fridays
January 30 – March 31
(closed Friday, March 10
& Friday, March 24)
3 – 5 P.M.
Whaling Museum, Discovery Room
13 Broad Street

Need a fun activity for the kids this winter? Join us for Winter Discovery Days, a free afternoon program for children and their families. Join the fun with games, crafts, artifacts, and stories, featuring a different theme and corresponding take-home crafts every week!

Extended hours will be offered during school vacation week, February 27 – March 3, from 1 – 5 P.M.

Entrance to the program is through the Discovery Room door on Broad Street. The Winter Discovery Days program is free to all children and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations required.

Winter Discovery Days is made possible by a generous grant from the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation.

Food for Thought Lecture Series
Thursdays beginning February 16
Noon – 1 P.M
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 last season’s 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 Island” 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:
“What’s 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.

What’s New at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum with Mary BergmanThursday, 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.

What’s New at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum with Mary BergmanThursday, 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.”

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.

Yoga at Greater LightYoga at Greater Light
March 4, 11, 18, & 25
9 – 10 A.M. (doors open at 8:30 A.M.)
$10 for NHA Members
$15/person (in advance)
$20/person at the door
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

Join the NHA and Dharma Yoga Nantucket for a very special series of yoga classes at Greater Light! Throughout March, start your Saturdays with relaxing and restorative morning yoga lessons featuring instructors from Dharma Yoga Nantucket. Each class gives attendees the opportunity to practice their poses while surrounded by the peaceful historic atmosphere of Greater Light.

All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own mat. Space is very limited and registration in advance is recommended.  

Saturday, March 4
9–10 A.M.
Sheri Perelman
Saturday, March 11
9–10 A.M.
Joann Burnham
Saturday, March 18
9–10 A.M.
Dorothy Stover
Saturday, March 25
9–10 A.M.
Sheri Perelman

Please join us for One Book One IslandOne Book One Island Finale
Sunday, March 19
5 – 7 P.M.
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Celebrate the culmination of the One Book One Island week of events with a closing reception at the Whaling Museum. This evening will feature beverages, music, and Southeast Asian cuisine provided by ACK Thai House.

One Book One Island is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors that seeks to promote reading, literacy, and community by encouraging everyone on Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect upon the same book. This year’s selection is Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke, which tells the story of Lt. Col. James Howard Williams, a British veteran of both world wars who became famous during the Japanese occupation of Myanmar (known then as Burma) when his company of elephants helped refugees traverse perilous jungle terrain and bring much needed supplies.

More information on other One Book One Island events is available here.

Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.