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Our Nantucket: JamaicaOur Nantucket: Jamaica
Sunday, April 2
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 Jamaica through culture, personal stories, and entertainment. 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
Tuesday, 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.


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 reception will follow the performance.

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


Joe FloodA Troubadour’s 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.


Two young girls with crafts in the Discovery RoomWinter Discovery Days
Mondays – Fridays
Now – March 31
(closed Friday, March 17
& Friday, March 24)
3 – 5 P.M.
FREE
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
Now – April 13
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 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.”


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


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