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Christopher Clark “The Singing Planet: Ocean Voices in a Rising Sea of Noise”
with Dr. Christopher Clark
Monday, June 5
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA and the Center for Coastal Studies for a lecture with Dr. Christopher Clark, Cornell Senior Scientist, as he presents his research about noise levels in the ocean and how this is impacting North Atlantic right whales. Dr. Clark reveals how, in the waters just off the coast of Massachusetts, whales are dealing with a chronically noisy environment that is affecting their day-to-day and long-term survival.


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


Stephen KinzerThe True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire with Author Stephen Kinzer
Monday, June 12
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special lecture and book signing with Stephen Kinzer, author of The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. Kinzer brings to light the political debate that erupted at the turn of the twentieth century when the United States found itself with the opportunity to dominate foreign lands. He explores how this debate set America's interventionist course in the world and continues to remain a relevant debate in America's current political affairs.


Robert Darden “Gospel Music and the African-American Experience” with
Professor Robert Darden
Wednesday, June 14
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join Baylor University Professor of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media Robert Darden for a lecture and book signing as he discusses his two newest books Nothing But Love in God's Water Volume I: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement and Nothing But Love in God's Water, Volume II: Black Sacred Music from Sit-In to Resurrection City. Darden chronicles the history and role of music in the African American experience and tells the story of how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery and suppression.

Darden is the founder of the Black Gospel Restoration Project (BGMRP) at Baylor University, the world's largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize, and make accessible fast-vanishing vinyl of gospel music from Gospel music's Golden Age (1945-1970). The BGMRP provides the gospel music for the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History & Culture.


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 songs and film clips by composer and director Charlie Chaplin. Known for such films as The KidA Woman of Paris, and The Great Dictator, Chaplin was also an acclaimed pianist, cellist, and prolific composer who scored his own films. Maxwell and Glazer resurrect Chaplin's forgotten musical works and recount Chaplin's role as a composer and historical figure in the twentieth century.


Nantucket Book Festival Closing Event: Carl Safina with Sarah Bois “Wild Places and Human Dignity”
Sunday, June 18
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Carl Safina, ecologist, holder of endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, and host of the PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina, will discuss environmental life on our island and our planet. Carl will be interviewed by Dr. Sarah Bois, Linda Loring Nature Foundation Director of Research and Education.

More information and tickets available here.


Sarah Crabtree“Tinker, Traitor, Coward, Spy! The (Mis)adventures of William Rotch” with Historian
Sarah Crabtree
Monday, June 19
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join 2015 NHA Verney Fellow and historian Sarah Crabtree as she tells the story of William Rotch, who had the unusual and unfortunate distinction of being accused of disloyalty four separate times by three different governments in less than two decades.

Crabtree explains how Rotch's official charges were often complicated and varied in each case, but the underlying accusations were strikingly similar and, for Rotch, incredibly tiresome. She explores how Rotch suffered greatly during this time period, but also profited enormously and found success in an increasingly globalized economy through his male family members.


Ann Martindale and Richard Busch with a Steinway PianoJazz at the Museum:
A Concert with Ann Martindale and Richard Busch
Tuesday, June 20
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a night of unforgettable jazz in the Whaling Museum's Gosnell Hall, featuring our beautifully restored 1925 Steinway grand piano. Ann Martindale and Richard Busch will perform a variety of jazz standards and American classics, featuring George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and many more.


New England Aquarium’s Dr. Rosalind Rolland“50-Ton Patients: Adventures of a Whale Veterinarian at Sea” with New England Aquarium’s Dr. Rosalind Rolland
Monday, June 26
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a lecture with Dr. Rosalind Rolland, New England Aquarium Director of Ocean Health, as she presents her research on whale health and reproduction, and what whales can reveal to us about the ocean’s health in general. 

In 1999, Dr. Rolland, a research veterinarian, embarked on a mission to understand why highly endangered North Atlantic right whales were having so few calves. Since that time, Dr. Rolland and her colleagues have developed unique approaches and non-invasive methods to study health and reproduction in these 50-ton leviathans.


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.


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.


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 previous lectures, you can view them on the NHA YouTube channel.


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.



Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.