Collecting Nantucket: Artifacts from an Island Community

Written by Michael R. Harrison, Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator, Collecting Nantucket: Artifacts from an Island Community is a copiously illustrated work that explores a hundred fascinating artifacts and docu­ments from the NHA collection—including fine and decora­tive arts, furniture, costumes and textiles, whalecraft, technology, scrimshaw, manuscripts, and photographs. Ranging from famous treasures to obscure gems, but al­ways telling interesting stories of Nantucket, the content will be drawn exclusively from the NHA’s permanent collection. This 216-page, 11- by 10-inch hardcover book will be an essential addition to your library.

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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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