Meville on NantucketHadwen House Opening June 2019

Three exhibits explore Melville’s time on Nantucket, Moby-Dick and pop culture, and diversity onboard the Pequod.More Read more from Meville on Nantucket

Nantucket & The WorldWhaling Museum, Nantucket CornerOpening May 2019

Highlights the international networks created by the “active and disciplined” men and women of Nantucket through whaling and trading.More Read more from Nantucket & The World

Neptune’s GrottoWhaling Musuem Opened March 2019

A tusked walrus skull from the frozen North resembles a fossil of the legendary cyclops.  A massive whale's jaw, impossibly contorted, proves its owner's ability to survive and feed.More Read more from Neptune’s Grotto

Simon (Cy) Kaufman was the owner of Cy’s Green Coffee Pot, a South Water Street restaurant, later occupied by the Atlantic Café.

Strangers to Neighbors: Jewish Life on NantucketResearch Library, Whitney Gallery Opening June 2019

The exhibit will tell the history of the Congregation, as well as the Jewish community's commercial life, its religious life, its educational life and its efforts to support the larger Nantucket community as a whole. More Read more from Strangers to Neighbors: Jewish Life on Nantucket

Colorful map of Nantucket by Tony Sarg

Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the WorldPark Avenue Armory, New York CityJanuary 18–27, 2019

As the Loan Exhibition for the 2019 Winter Show, Collecting Nantucket, Connecting to the World celebrates 125 years of collecting by the Nantucket Historical Association and presents the best the association has to offer in paintings, craft, and folk arts. More Read more from Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the World

Sometimes Think of Me

Sometimes Think of MeThe Whitney Gallery, 7 Fair Street July 18-October 8

In celebration of the re-release of “Sometimes Think of Me” Notable Nantucket Women Through the Centuries, embroidered narratives by Susan Boardman...More Read more from Sometimes Think of Me

JUXTAPOSITIONS SCULPTURES

JuxtapositionsHadwen House Garden, 96 Main Street Opened June 2018

Juxtapositions, a seasonal exhibition of contemporary sculptures, will be on view at the Hadwen House garden beginning June 21. This...More Read more from Juxtapositions

1800 House

The Fine Art of Craft1800 House, 4 Mill Street June 14- August 10

On June 14, the 1800 House will open The Fine Art of Craft, a special juried exhibition showcasing Nantucket-made decorative arts....More Read more from The Fine Art of Craft

Rights and Race Exhibition, Hadwen House, May 26-December 2018.

Rights and RaceHadwen HouseOpened May 2018

This exhibition explores the island’s long history of social justice, civil rights, and racial equality.More Read more from Rights and Race

Painting "Back of Nichols’ Barn, ’Sconset” by George Inness

Paintings from the Friends of the NHAWhaling Museum, Mezzanine GalleryMay 2018-November 2018

This exhibition presents important paintings collected by the Friends of the NHA over the last three decades.More Read more from Paintings from the Friends of the NHA

Nantucket Town Clock, photographer Peter Vanderwarker

Nantucket Town ClockWhaling Museum

From the Whaling Museum lobby up three stories to the rooftop belvedere, observe the intricate clockworks of Nantucket's 1881 town clock chime the hours. More Read more from Nantucket Town Clock

Nantucket Whaling Museum Fresnel Lens, photographer Caroline Sollman.

Fresnel LensWhaling Museum

The 1849 Sankaty Head Light Fresnel lens that once was a welcoming beacon for mariners up to 24 miles away now greets visitors in the Whaling Museum lobby.More Read more from Fresnel Lens

Nantucket Whaling Museum Timeline, photographer Jeffrey Allen.

The TimelineWhaling Museum, Entry Hall

Step back in time . . . Learn about Wampanaug life, Nantucket’s earliest settlers, the growth of Whaling, to today’s economy of tourism and building.More Read more from The Timeline

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 among all audiences.

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