About NHA Special Events

In addition to regular giving and memberships, the Nantucket Historical Association relies on the proceeds from these annual special events to fulfill its important mission of education and preservation through educational programs, the Whaling Museum and historic properties, the collections, changing exhibitions, and special projects. Please mark your calendar and join us!

Festival of Wreaths

The Festival of Wreaths is the NHA's kickoff celebration for the holiday season! This community event features an array of wreaths beautifully crafted by local businesses, non-profits, schools, and organizations that are displayed during the week of Thanksgiving.

Preview Party,
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November 22 & 24 – 26, 2017
Whaling Museum

(Closed Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23)

Festival of Trees

This island tradition features brilliantly decorated trees designed by community members, local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, artisans, and school children.

Preview Party,
Thursday, November 30, 2017

6 – 8 P.M.

December 1 – 24, 2017,
Fridays – Sundays

December 26 – 31, 2017
Whaling Museum

(Closed Christmas Day: Monday, December 25)

Nantucket by Design

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Nantucket by Design week of special events, the Nantucket Historical Association's major summer fundraiser! This week of events celebrates the very best in creative and inspirational design across many fields and disciplines at the height of Nantucket's summer season.


July 31 – August 4, 2018