Nantucket History

Moby Dick Multilingual Reading

History Topics

Over the centuries, Nantucket history has been recorded by historians, biographers, filmmakers, story tellers, and simply by the people who...More Read more from History Topics

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Historic Nantucket Magazine

The NHA’s publication, Historic Nantucket, draws readers into the history of the island as well as current events and programs within the...More Read more from Historic Nantucket Magazine

Sometimes Think of Me

NHA Books

Island Pastor Ruth Herron Smalt (2020) Buy Now   Disturber of Tradition: A Portrait of Anna Gardner Barbara White (2020)...More Read more from NHA Books

Oldest House 1860

Histories of Historic Sites

These pages tell Nantucket's story in a way that portrays the iconic properties of the NHA as key characters in our island's history. More Read more from Histories of Historic Sites

The Partida Family, 2014.

Oral Histories

The NHA is custodian for several hundred recordings of local oral histories, both in audio and video formats, and has initiated projects to continue collecting Nantucket's stories.More Read more from Oral Histories

My Nantucket Neighborhood

My Nantucket Neighborhood

In 2018, the NHA begins a new ongoing project to collect the stories of the diverse Nantucket neighborhood communities, beginning with the village of ’Sconset.More Read more from My Nantucket Neighborhood

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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