Exhibitions

Cape Verde in Our Soul

This spring, the NHA presents Cape Verde in Our Soul an exhibition that expands upon our 2021 display, Shoulder on Which We Stand, which explored the Cape Verde–Nantucket connection. This year’s presentation will feature historic photos, mementos, and a mini-theater presenting short films based on recently conducted oral histories from Nantucket’s Cape Verde community.

Whaling Museum, Williams Forsyth Gallery
July–December 2022
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Shoulders Upon Which We Stand: The Cape Verde–Nantucket Connection

This community-curated exhibition highlights the rich cultural heritage of Cape Verde and their contributions to this island. The community advisory group for this exhibition presented a detailed photo display with a look forward to expanding the exhibition in 2022.

Whaling Museum, Sherlund Conference Room
July–December 2021
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Cape Verdean Heritage on NantucketJAG! Cape Verdean Heritage on Nantucket

An exhibition documenting the lives and history of Nantucket’s Cape Verdean community.

NHA Research Library, Whitney Gallery
October 2002–February 2003
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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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