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!

Nantucket by Design

Mark your calendars for the 2017 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.

August 1 – August 5, 2017

Festival of Wreaths

Silent Auction! Take a chance to win one of the eighty beautifully crafted wreaths created by members of the Nantucket community and on display in the Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory at the Whaling Museum.

Preview Party,
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 23 & 25 – 27, 2016
Whaling Museum

(Closed Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24)

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, December 1, 2016

December 2 – 24, 2016,
Fridays – Sundays

December 26 – 31, 2016
Monday – Thursday
Whaling Museum

(Closed Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25)