One of the most visible ways in which the NHA accomplishes its mission is through historic preservation. As the owner and steward of 15 historic properties on Nantucket, the organization focuses its efforts and funds on preserving some of the most important and recognized structures on the island, and making them accessible to the public.
The 1881 Coffin Reunion that engendered interest in the homestead of Jethro and Mary Coffin led to a search for the house site of Tristram Coffin (1609–81), one of the original proprietors and the progenitor of the Coffin family in America.More Read more from Tristram Coffin Homestead Site Marker History
Peter Folger (1617–89) was one of fourteen tradesmen invited by the original proprietors to settle on Nantucket and work in their designated trades in exchange for a half-share of the island.More Read more from Folger-Franklin Memorial Boulder & Bench History
Nantucket is a tightly built town, with few dedicated public green spaces. One exception is the small, fenced field on Mill Street.More Read more from Eleanor Ham Pony Field History