Who really was the inventor of modern baseball?

In 1971, the NHA received a letter from Harold Peterson of Sports Illustrated, who wrote: “I am writing a history...More Read more from Who really was the inventor of modern baseball?

What’s in a Nantucket name?

“What’s in a name!” Juliet to Romeo “With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.” Humpty-Dumpty to...More Read more from What’s in a Nantucket name?

Besides going whaling, what else did Nantucketers do?

Back on the island, the economy was centered on the whale fishery, with ropewalks, cooperages, black­smith and boatbuilding shops, ship...More Read more from Besides going whaling, what else did Nantucketers do?

When did Nantucket become a vacation hotspot?

The summer visitor would be the catalyst for Nantucket’s recovery [from the demise of whaling]. As early as 1828 island...More Read more from When did Nantucket become a vacation hotspot?

Why were the Quakers so prominent on Nantucket?

Throughout the period from the mid-1700s to the late 1830s the island’s political, economic, and religious leadership was dominated by...More Read more from Why were the Quakers so prominent on Nantucket?

Why did Nantucketers stop whaling?

Greasy Luck ran out.  A series of events over a period of about thirty years would see the “nation of...More Read more from Why did Nantucketers stop whaling?

How Libby Became a Verb

While not composed by Libby Oldham, this excerpt from “My Mother the Verb,” written by Libby’s daughter Maia Farish, explains...More Read more from How Libby Became a Verb

Who were Nantucket’s first settlers?

From the bluff of Sankaty Head in Siasconset, looking eastward straight across the Atlantic Ocean to Spain, it is not...More Read more from Who were Nantucket’s first settlers?

Nantucket, New York?

Nantucket—along with Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands—was attached to the New York colony until 1692, when by act of...More Read more from Nantucket, New York?

Rotch Counting House and Pacific Club

Dear Libby, I am researching Massachusetts courthouses. Do your records show who built the 1772 Nantucket Courthouse at Water Street...More Read more from Rotch Counting House and Pacific Club

Meghan Markle’s Ancestor Helped Found Nantucket?

Hi, can anyone with the Nantucket Historical Association confirm the information in this article in Boston Magazine? Dear Researcher, The...More Read more from Meghan Markle’s Ancestor Helped Found Nantucket?

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