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.

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

January 1968Vol. 15 No. 3

Featuring articles about prehistoric Nantucket; Lahaina, Maui; and more.More Read more from January 1968

October 1967Vol. 15 No. 2

Featuring articles about street lighting, Lucretia Coffin Mott, and more.More Read more from October 1967

July 1967Vol. 15 No. 1

Featuring articles about the tanker Pendleton, whaleships, and more.More Read more from July 1967

April 1967Vol. 14 No. 4

Featuring articles about Henry C. Carlisle, forest ecology, and more.More Read more from April 1967

January 1967Vol. 14 No. 3

Featuring articles about the U.S. Coast Guard on Nantucket, Quakers Eliab and Sarah Gardner, and more.More Read more from January 1967

October 1966Vol. 14 No. 2

Featuring articles about Phebe Folger's watercolors, William C. Folger's diary, and more.More Read more from October 1966

July 1966Vol. 14 No. 1

Featuring articles about Universalism, Nantucket's railroads, and more.More Read more from July 1966

April 1966Vol. 13 No. 4

Featuring articles about the Council of the NHA, Massachusetts Humane Society, and more.More Read more from April 1966

January 1966Vol. 13 No. 3

Featuring articles about whaleship building, conservation legislation, and more.More Read more from January 1966

October 1965Vol. 13 No. 2

Featuring articles about the Oldest House, the Nantucket waterfront, and more. More Read more from October 1965

July 1965Vol. 13 No. 1

Featuring articles about embroidery, the 1965 Gam, and more. More Read more from July 1965

April 1965Vol. 12 No. 4

Featuring articles about Nantucket ponds, churches, and more.More Read more from April 1965

January 1965Vol. 12 No. 3

Featuring articles about the Second Congregational Meeting House, Life Saving Service, and more.More Read more from January 1965

October 1964Vol. 12 No. 2

Featuring articles about archaeology, education, and more.More Read more from October 1964

July 1964Vol. 12 No. 1

Featuring articles about land ownership, Hadwen House, and more.More Read more from July 1964

April 1964Vol. 11 No. 4

Featuring articles about Main Street properties, Nantucket Quakers, and more.More Read more from April 1964

January 1964Vol. 11 No. 3

Featuring articles about Nantucket and the navy, tourism, and more. More Read more from January 1964

October 1963Vol. 11 No. 2

Featuring articles about the Nantucket silk industry, town records, and more.More Read more from October 1963

July 1963Vol. 11 No. 1

Featuring articles about Nantucket and the American Revolutionary War, 1963 lectures, and more.More Read more from July 1963

April 1963Vol. 10 No. 4

Featuring articles about Nantucket church organs, Henry Coffin Carlisle, and more.More Read more from April 1963

January 1963Vol. 10 No. 3

Featuring articles about the Athletic Club, the Nantucket railroad, and more.More Read more from January 1963

October 1962Vol. 10 No. 2

Featuring articles about the Loran Station, William M. Folger and the Prentiss House, and more.More Read more from October 1962

July 1962Vol. 10 No. 1

Featuring articles about the Winter Gam, Coffin genealogy, and more. More Read more from July 1962

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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