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.

July 1986Summer 1986

Featuring articles about Brant Point, the Nantucket Police Department, David Whippey, and more.More Read more from July 1986

April 1986Spring 1986

Featuring articles about the Melville Society conference, the NHA logo, the Joseph Macey Warehouse, and more. More Read more from April 1986

January 1986Winter 1986

Featuring articles about the Schooner "Bowdoin", Ebenezer Porter Mason, Jacob Ray, and more. More Read more from January 1986

October 1985Fall 1985

Featuring articles about Fred Parker, the "Henry Astor", and more.More Read more from October 1985

July 1985Summer 1985

Featuring articles about Frederick Parcell Hill, Peter Folger Ewer, and more. More Read more from July 1985

April 1985Spring 1985

Featuring articles about 'Sconset, Tristram Coffin, and more.More Read more from April 1985

January 1985Winter 1985

Featuring articles about the first submarine telegraph cable to Nantucket, Ernest Hemingway, and more.More Read more from January 1985

October 1984Fall 1984

Featuring articles about Charles O'Conor, Captain Josiah C. Long, Tony Sarg, and more. More Read more from October 1984

July 1984Summer 1984

Featuring articles about Great Point Lighthouse, the Swain family, and more.More Read more from July 1984

April 1984

Featuring articles about the whaleship "Hero", the Cape and Islands Association of Historical Organizations, Alexander Coffin, and more.More Read more from April 1984

January 1984

Featuring articles about Peter Foulger, Dr. Samuel Gelston, and more. More Read more from January 1984

October 1983October 1983

Featuring articles about William Watson, Orange Street, the First South Shoals Light Vessel, and more.More Read more from October 1983

July 1983July 1983

Featuring articles about Robert Ratliff, the Starbuck family, salvaging the "Laura A. Burke", and more.More Read more from July 1983

April 1983

Featuring articles about William Mitchell, the wreck of the "Eliza", Peter Foulger, and more. More Read more from April 1983

January 1983Winter 1983

Featuring articles about Captain George W. Gardner, the Edouard A. Stackpole Collection, the Coffin family, and more.More Read more from January 1983

October 1982Fall 1982

Featuring articles about scrimshaw, the Helping Hand Society, and more.More Read more from October 1982

July 1982Summer 1982

Featuring articles about Louise Hussey, the journal of Eliza Brock, the Falkand Islands, and more.More Read more from July 1982

April 1982Spring 1982

Featuring articles about Lahaina, Elihu Wright, and more. More Read more from April 1982

January 1982Winter 1982

Featuring articles about Alexander H. Seaverns, Peter Foulger Museum exhibits, Elihu Wright, and more.More Read more from January 1982

October 1981Fall 1981

Featuring articles about the Old Town Clock, Nantucket in 1832, and more.More Read more from October 1981

July 1981Summer 1981

Featuring articles about the Eunice Ross controversy, baleen baskets, and more. More Read more from July 1981

April 1981Spring 1981

Featuring articles about A. Morris Crosby, the Pitcairn Islands, the Eunice Ross controversy, and more. More Read more from April 1981

January 1981Winter 1981

Featuring articles about Captain Thomas Nickerson's manual, the lightship "Nantucket", Nantucket archaeology, and more.More Read more from January 1981

October 1980Fall 1980

Featuring articles about 3 Dover Street, development, and more.More Read more from October 1980

July 1980Summer 1980

Featuring articles about the Whaling Museum, the Meader family, Nantucket's last whaleship, and more.More Read more from July 1980

April 1980Spring 1989

Featuring articles about Lucretia Coffin Mott, Benjamin Franklin, the Cleaveland family, and more. More Read more from April 1980

January 1980Winter 1980

Featuring articles about scrimshaw, the Great Point Lighthouse, the U.S.S. "Housatonic", and more.More Read more from January 1980

October 1979Fall 1979

Featuring articles about the Coffin family, the Portugues Bell, the Hussey-Wood family, and more. More Read more from October 1979

July 1979Summer 1979

Featuring articles on Henry B. Coleman, Tuckernuck Island, the Portuguese Bell, and more. More Read more from July 1979

April 1979

Featuring articles about Eastman Johnson, Tuckernuck Island, and more.More Read more from April 1979

January 1979Winter 1979

Featuring articles about the Macy Fish Lot Share, Walter Folger, Mehitable the wharf cat, and more.More Read more from January 1979

October 1978Fall 1978

Featuring articles about Obed Macy, the brigantine "Yankee", and more.More Read more from October 1978

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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