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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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 1971Vol. 19 No. 2

Featuring articles about Friends meetings, whaleships, and more.More Read more from October 1971

July 1971Vol. 19 No. 1

Featuring articles about J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, the South Seas, and more.More Read more from July 1971

April 1971Vol. 18 No. 4

Featuring articles about J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, the American Revolution, and more.More Read more from April 1971

January 1971Vol. 18 No. 3

Featuring articles about the American Revolution, Quakerism, and more.More Read more from January 1971

October 1970Vol. 18 No. 2

Featuring articles about mills on Nantucket, whaling and the Chatham Islands, and more. More Read more from October 1970

July 1970Vol. 18 No. 1

Featuring articles about environmental preservation, the ship Susan, and more. More Read more from July 1970

April 1970Vol. 17 No. 4

Featuring articles about the Nantucket School of Needlery, Nantucket and Bermuda, and more.More Read more from April 1970

January 1970Vol. 17 No. 3

Featuring articles about Hinckley Lane, 'Sconset, and more.More Read more from January 1970

October 1969Vol. 17 No. 2

Featuring articles about the Maria Mitchell Association, the Oldest House, and more.More Read more from October 1969

July 1969Vol. 17 No. 1

Featuring articles about Nantucket newspapers, the ship Susan, and more. More Read more from July 1969

April 1969Vol. 16 No. 4

Featuring articles about the Nantucket seaman Robert Calder, glacial formation of Nantucket, and more.More Read more from April 1969

January 1969Vol. 16 No. 3

Featuring articles about the ship Susan, lightship baskets and José Reyes, and more.More Read more from January 1969

October 1968Vol. 16 No. 2

Featuring articles about the ship Susan, dory fishing, and more.More Read more from October 1968

July 1968Vol. 16 No. 1

Featuring articles about the ship Susan, Nantucket Friends meeting, and more.More Read more from July 1968

April 1968Vol. 15 No. 4

Featuring articles about prehistoric Nantucket, Lily Pond, and more. More Read more from April 1968

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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