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 organization. Themes as diverse as whaling, genealogy, and folk art are explored by contributing researchers and Nantucket Historical Association staff along with news from the NHA on our latest programs and projects.

For sixty-five years, members of the Nantucket Historical Association have enjoyed receiving this valuable and fascinating publication. For more information, or to contribute to the magazine, please contact us.

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2009 Annual ReportSummer 2010

Featuring articles on 2009 Achievements, Giving, and Finances.More Read more from 2009 Annual Report

Historic Nantucket Spring 2010

In Memoriam: Walter Beinecke Jr. (1918-2004)Spring 2010

Featuring articles on his personal philosophy, Walter Beinecke Jr. and the Nantucket Historical TrustMore Read more from In Memoriam: Walter Beinecke Jr. (1918-2004)

Historic Nantucket Fall 2009

The Hadwen & Barney Candle FactoryFall 2009

Featuring articles on The Hadwen & Barney Candle Factory, Edward F. Sanderson, the Macy Warehouse on Straight WharfMore Read more from The Hadwen & Barney Candle Factory

Historic Nantucket Summer 2009

Annual ReportSummer 2009

Featuring articles on the NHA Today: Museum as Community, reports from all departments, lists of accessions.More Read more from Annual Report

Historic Nantucket Spring 2009

350th Anniversary of Nantucket’s Early SettlersSpring 2009

Featuring articles on Nantucket's native foodways, highways and Nantucket real estate in 1659.More Read more from 350th Anniversary of Nantucket’s Early Settlers

Historic Nantucket Fall 2008

Whaling!Fall 2008

Featuring articles on race and conflict in the New England whale fishery and Captain Eber Bunker, pioneer of Australian and New Zealand whaling.More Read more from Whaling!

Historic Nantucket Summer 2008

‘Sconset 02564Summer 2008

Featuring articles on baseball, Charles Frederick Briggs, 'Sconset life.More Read more from ‘Sconset 02564

2007 Annual Report2008

Featuring articles on 2007 Achievements, Giving, and Finances.More Read more from 2007 Annual Report

Cover of Historic Nantucket feturing a women standing behind a sign reading Boat to America.

An Island of CharactersWinter 2008

Featuring articles on the Reverend James Crawford and William Benjamin Gould, Arthur Hayden and the Madaket Free Press, Reuben Macy, Flying Santa, Academy Hill.More Read more from An Island of Characters

Historic Nantucket Summer 2007

Nantucket Art ColonySummer 2007

Featuring articles on Frank Swift Chase, the Art of Maginel Wright, Robert J. Freiman, Sankaty light.More Read more from Nantucket Art Colony

2006 Annual Report2007

Featuring articles on 2006 Achievements, Giving, and Finances.More Read more from 2006 Annual Report

Historic Nantucket Winter 2007

WhalingWinter 2007

Featuring articles on Nantucket whalers in Milford Haven, Wales, the cruise of the Nantucket ships Asia and Alliance, native Hawaiian whalers in Nantucket, shearing day, Monument Square.More Read more from Whaling

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Theatre IssueSummer 2006

Featuring articles and reflections on the history of theatre on Nantucket including the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. More Read more from Theatre Issue

2005 Annual Report2006

Featuring articles on 2005 Achievements, Giving, and Finances.More Read more from 2005 Annual Report

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The Old MillWinter 2006

Featuring articles on the portrait of Absalom Boston, the keeper of an excellent voyage narrative, and more.More Read more from The Old Mill

Cover of Historic Nantucket feturing the entrance to the Whaling Museum.

Commemorative Issue2005

Featuring articles on the new Whaling Museum.More Read more from Commemorative Issue

2004 Annual Report2005

Featuring articles on 2004 Achievements, Giving, and Finances.More Read more from 2004 Annual Report

Of Whales and WhalingWinter 2005

Featuring articles on a scrimshaw discovery, the sperm whale skeleton, and more. More Read more from Of Whales and Whaling

GleaningsFall 2004

Featuring articles on the end of the whaling era, Tony Sarg, and more. More Read more from Gleanings

Summer StoriesSummer 2004

Featuring articles on summering in Windsor Cottage, the archaeology of the Polpis bike path, and more. More Read more from Summer Stories

2003 Annual Report2004

Featuring articles on 2003 Achievements, Giving, and Finances.More Read more from 2003 Annual Report

Researching NantucketSpring 2004

Featuring articles on Christopher Hussey, Susan Mitchell, and more. More Read more from Researching Nantucket

Saw a Comet Star Ablazing…Winter 2004

Featuring articles on a log of the whaling ship Washington, John Egle, and more. More Read more from Saw a Comet Star Ablazing…

A Nineteenth-Century ChronicleFall 2003

Featuring articles on black Nantucket, Quaise Asylum, and moreMore Read more from A Nineteenth-Century Chronicle

Nantucketers RememberedSummer 2003

Featuring articles about Mary Starbuck, George Nelson Macy, and more.More Read more from Nantucketers Remembered

2002 Annual Report2003

Featuring a letter from the NHA president, the NHA annual report, and more.More Read more from 2002 Annual Report

Vine & HeartsSpring 2003

Featuring articles on genealogical art, collections of the NHA Research Library, and more.More Read more from Vine & Hearts

Winter TalesWinter 2003

Featuring articles on William Comstock, the Old Gaol restoration, and more.More Read more from Winter Tales

Cover of Historic Nantucket feturing a white house in the background and harvested pumpkins in the forground.

Nantucket HarvestFall 2002

Featuring articles on the life of Phebe Hanaford and Nantucket’s Agricultural Fairs.More Read more from Nantucket Harvest

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CollectionsSummer 2002

Featuring articles on collecting, antiques, David Wood, and more. More Read more from Collections

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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