Guide to the ‘Sconset History Night Research Files, 2018-2019

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.


Formed in the early 2000s, the Siasconset Historical Research Group began publically presenting their research on historical topics at the “’Sconset History Night” in 2008. This collection contains their research files, including typed manuscripts, notes, annotated newspaper clippings and photograph reproductions, and napkins.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
‘Sconset History Night Research Files
Siasconset Historical Research Group
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the ‘Sconset History Night Research Files, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of the Siasconset Historical Research Group (Acc. RL2019.28)

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Related Collections

Subject Headings

  • Personal Names
    • Felch, Bob.
    • Judy, Paul.
  • Corporate Names
    • Siasconset Historical Research Group.
  • Topical Terms
    • Siasconset (Mass.) – History.

Biographical Information

In the early 2000s, Bob Felch and Paul Judy, residents of Siasconset, Mass., organized the Siasonset Historical Research Group to study and disseminate the village’s history. The group organized informally with the Nantucket Historical Association, and in affiliation with the ‘Sconset Trust, the Nantucket Preservation Trust, and On the Isle. In the summer of 2008, the Nantucket Historical Association ran the exhibit ‘Sconset 02564, whose success inspired the group to hold public presentations on their research. In August 2008, they held the first annual “’Sconset History Night” at the Siasconset Casino. In 2018 and 2019, Rob Benchley served as the Photo Editor for the group.

Scope and Content

Collection includes typed manuscripts, notes, event scripts, PowerPoint printouts, annotated newspaper clippings and photograph reproductions, and napkins.


Folder 1 “’Sconset School Days” research file, 2018
Folder 2 “’Sconset School Days” napkins, 2018
Folder 3 “A History of Eateries” research file, 2019

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Processed by Alex McGrath, February 2020.

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