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

April 1962Vol. 9 No. 4

Featuring articles about the Jared Coffin House, Captain John B. Coleman, and more.More Read more from April 1962

January 1962Vol. 9 No. 3

Featuring articles about the Swain-Sevolle-Smith House, Annie Maria Mitchell, and more.More Read more from January 1962

October 1961Vol. 9 No. 2

Featuring articles about Annie Maria Mitchell, William C. Folger's diary, and more.More Read more from October 1961

July 1961Vol. 9 No. 1

Featuring articles about Annie Maria Mitchell, the Clove ship, and more.More Read more from July 1961

April 1961Vol. 8 No. 4

Featuring articles about an exhibit on whaling prints, the decline of whaling, and more. More Read more from April 1961

January 1961Vol. 8 No. 3

Featuring articles about Lahaina, William C. Folger's diary, and more.More Read more from January 1961

October 1960Vol. 8 No. 2

Featuring articles about Nantucket surreys, William C. Folger's diary, and more.More Read more from October 1960

July 1960Vol. 8 No. 1

Featuring annual reports, in memoriam notices, and more.More Read more from July 1960

April 1960Vol. 7 No. 4

Featuring articles about Coatue, Nantucket schools, and more.More Read more from April 1960

January 1960Vol. 7 No. 3

Featuring articles about Nantucket schools, the island steamboat line, and more.More Read more from January 1960

October 1959Vol. 7 No. 2

Featuring articles about various family reunions, Maria Mitchell, and more.More Read more from October 1959

July 1959Vol. 7 No. 1

Featuring articles about new Whaling Museum exhibits, the Folger Franklin Seat and Memorial Boulder, and more.More Read more from July 1959

April 1959Vol. 6 No. 4

Featuring articles about the log of the ship Alexander, whaling and Nantucket, and more.More Read more from April 1959

January 1959Vol. 6 No. 3

Featuring articles about 'Sconset houses, the Nantucket Fire Department, and more.More Read more from January 1959

October 1958Vol. 6 No. 2

Featuring articles about Nantucket migrations, early Nantucket artists, and more. More Read more from October 1958

July 1958Vol. 6 No. 1

Featuring articles about early Nantucket artists, shipwrecks around Nantucket, and more.More Read more from July 1958

April 1958Vol. 5 No. 4

Featuring articles about the Nantucket waterfront, the duck factory, and more.More Read more from April 1958

January 1958Vol. 5 No. 3

Featuring articles about the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Polpis, and more.More Read more from January 1958

October 1957Vol. 5 No. 2

Featuring articles about Main Street, Keziah Coffin Fanning's diary, and more.More Read more from October 1957

July 1957Vol. 5 No. 1

Featuring articles about Nantucket railroads, Keziah Coffin Fanning's diary, and more.More Read more from July 1957

April 1957Vol. 4 No. 4

Featuring articles about Grace Brown Gardner's scrapbooks, the Nantucket Atheneum, and more.More Read more from April 1957

January 1957Vol. 4 No. 3

Featuring articles about Milford Haven, Wales; the whaleship Spermo; and more.More Read more from January 1957

October 1956Vol. 4 No. 2

Featuring articles about Nantucket heritage, "Moby-Dick," and more.More Read more from October 1956

July 1956Vol. 4 No. 1

Featuring articles about Nantucket lighthouses, historical Nantucket buildings, and more.More Read more from July 1956

April 1956Vol. 4 No. 4

Featuring articles about the Nantucket Historic Districts Commission, Keziah Coffin Fanning's diary, and more.More Read more from April 1956

January 1956Vol. 4 No. 3

Featuring articles about the gold rush, the Whaling Museum reconstruction, and more.More Read more from January 1956

October 1955Vol. 4 No. 2

Featuring articles about Nantucket newspapers, archaeology, and more.More Read more from October 1955

July 1955Vol. 3 No. 1

Featuring articles about the Whaling Museum, the link between Nantucket and Wales, and more.More Read more from July 1955

April 1955Vol. 2 No. 4

Featuring articles about a whaling town in Wales, Keziah Coffin Fanning's diary, and more.More Read more from April 1955

January 1955Vol. 2 No. 3

Featuring articles about Quakerism on Nantucket, Keziah Coffin Fanning's diary, and more.More Read more from January 1955

October 1954Vol. 2 No. 2

Featuring articles about the Bay State Historical League, Keziah Coffin Fanning's diary, and more.More Read more from October 1954

July 1954Vol. 2 No. 1

Featuring articles about the Bay State Historical League, the folk art of the American whaleman, and more.More Read more from July 1954

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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