Artifacts

The Nantucket Historical Association has over 15,000 artifacts in its collection reflecting the variety of island life from the native Wampanoags and the earliest European settlers through the pinnacle of whaling to it’s special place as a destination for today’s discerning visitors. This topic explores just some of these unique objects.


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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