Fun Facts

Photographic portrait of Elisha Pope Fearing Gardner, the poet of Poet's CornerLike any community, Nantucket has its unusual and sometimes quirky stories about events and happenings on the island. But considering Nantucket’s unique history on the worldwide stage, sometimes these stories reach far beyond Nantucket’s watery border.


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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