Exhibitions

Decorative Arts Gallery

The Decorative Arts Gallery is a display of the some of the finest objects in the NHA’s decorative-arts collection. Featuring NHA’s lightship basket collection, the workshop of José Reyes, framed needlework pieces, furniture, and whimsical whirligigs, and more.

Located in the Whaling Museum
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Weaving Nantucket’s Past into Its Future

Showcasing over 100 Nantucket lightship baskets from the NLBM, NHA, and private collections.

Appeared in the Hadwen House
Closed October 2021
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Check back for information on the 2022 Nantucket Lightship Basket exhibition opening in May at Hadwen House.

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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