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.

Members of the Nantucket Historical Association receive a mailed subscription to Historic Nantucket. Become a member now!


Digitization of Historic Nantucket was made possible by a generous gift from Connie and Tom Cigarran.

Westward the WomenSpring 1995

Featuring articles about Martha Dunham Summerhayes, Mary Ellen Pleasant, and more.More Read more from Westward the Women

Fish StoriesFall 1994

Featuring articles about Indian fishing, aquaculture, and more.More Read more from Fish Stories

The Centennial IssueSummer 1994

Featuring articles about NHA history & presidents, Nantucket's first swimming pool, and more.More Read more from The Centennial Issue

The Civil WarFall 1993

Featuring articles about the Nantucket militia, whaling ships in Confederate waters, and more.More Read more from The Civil War

Summer GatheringsSummer 1993

Featuring articles about the Nantucket fire department, the Sconset School of Opinion, and more.More Read more from Summer Gatherings

Precious MomentsSpring 1993

Featuring articles about photographer Maurice W. Boyer, Nantucketers in WWII, and more.More Read more from Precious Moments

Nantucket WomenWinter 1992

Featuring articles about Judith Macy, African-American women on Nantucket, and more.More Read more from Nantucket Women

African-American History on NantucketFall 1992

Featuring articles on the Brotherhood of Thieves riot, Frederick Douglass, and more.More Read more from African-American History on Nantucket

Summer MemoriesSummer 1992

Featuring articles about FDR's visit to Nantucket, early twentieth century summer pastimes, and more.More Read more from Summer Memories

RecreationSpring 1992

Featuring articles about early aviation, bicycling Nantucket, and more.More Read more from Recreation

Health & MedicineWinter 1991

Featuring articles on Dr. Wylie L. Collins, the Indian Sickness, and the Hospital Thrift Shop.More Read more from Health & Medicine

Melville on NantucketFall 1991

Featuring articles on Herman Melville, "Moby-Dick", and NantucketMore Read more from Melville on Nantucket

Summer EscapesSummer 1991

Featuring articles on the Bug-lights, Greater Light, and a 1911 summer sailing accident.More Read more from Summer Escapes

An Issue of CollectionsSpring 1991

Featuring articles about whaling in the East Indian seas, NHA organizational planning, and more.More Read more from An Issue of Collections

Christmas MemoriesWinter 1990

Featuring articles about Christmases past, Nantucket builder Charles H. Robinson, and more.More Read more from Christmas Memories

Tales of ‘SconsetFall 1990

Featuring articles about 'Sconset Wireless Stations, Nantucket builder Charles H. Robinson, and moreMore Read more from Tales of ‘Sconset

New Life in the Oldest HouseSummer 1990

Featuring articles about the Oldest House, the storm of 1987, and more.More Read more from New Life in the Oldest House

Tuckernuck RememberedSpring 1990

Featuring articles about Sesachacha pond, Tuckernuck Island, and more.More Read more from Tuckernuck Remembered

October 1989Fall 1989

Featuring articles about Main Street, the Talcahuano Incident, and more.More Read more from October 1989

July 1989Summer 1989

Featuring articles about Camp Sankaty, genealogy, Nantucket literature, and more. More Read more from July 1989

April 1989Spring 1989

Featuring articles about Charles Grant, Austin Strong, and more.More Read more from April 1989

January 1989Winter 1989

Featuring articles about Sconset, Old Sherburne, the War of 1812, and more.More Read more from January 1989

Fall 1988Fall 1988

Featuring articles about Chadwick's Folly, Clint Folger, and more.More Read more from Fall 1988

Summer 1988Summer 1988

Featuring articles about the Old African Baptist Church restoration, whale oil lamps, Pitcairn Island, and more.More Read more from Summer 1988

Spring 1988Spring 1988

Featuring articles about Philip Morris, whaling, poetry, and more. More Read more from Spring 1988

January 1988Winter 1988

Featuring articles about overdevelopment, Edward F. Underhill, whaling, and more. More Read more from January 1988

July 1987Summer 1987

Featuring articles about the 'Sconset wireless station, Bartholomew Gosnold, overdevelopment, and more. More Read more from July 1987

October 1987Fall 1987

Featuring articles about the Magdalen Islands, photography, Henry Barnard Worth, and more.More Read more from October 1987

April 1987Spring 1987

Featuring articles about Valentine Pease, Jr., Parliament House, Governor Lincoln, and more. More Read more from April 1987

January 1987Winter 1987

Featuring articles about Austin Strong, Maria Mitchell, and more.More Read more from January 1987

October 1986Fall 1986

Featuring articles about Quakerism on Nantucket, the Oldest House, Jethro Coffin, and more.More Read more from October 1986

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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