Winter Show 2019

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 Opens June 21

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 HouseMay 25–December 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 Gallery

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

In the Fields (Study for the Cranberry Harvest-Island of Nantucket), oil on panel by J. Eastman Johnson.

Views from Town and Country from the NHA CollectionWhitney Gallery, Research Library

View a selection of landscape paintings from the NHA’s permanent collection on display in the Whitney Gallery at the Research Library.More Read more from Views from Town and Country from the NHA Collection

Whale EcologyWhaling Museum, Candle FactoryNew in 2018!

Follow a timeline tracking the rise and decline of the whaling industry and learn about today's whale protection initiatives. Stunning underwater photography by Eric Savetsky.More Read more from Whale Ecology

Paintings from the Nantucket Art ColonyGreater LightMay 24–December 2018

In partnership with the Artists Association of Nantucket, the NHA presents selected paintings from the Nantucket art colony artists, 1920 to 1940.More Read more from Paintings from the Nantucket Art Colony

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle FactoryWhaling Museum

The 1847 spermaceti-candle factory has been carefully restored to reveal significant elements of the original factory.More Read more from Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Whaling Museum Decorative Arts Gallery

Decorative Arts GalleryWhaling Museum

On display are the some of the finest objects of decorative-arts from the NHA's collection.More Read more from Decorative Arts Gallery

Whaling Museum Scrimshaw Gallery

Scrimshaw GalleryWhaling Museum

Representing over a century and a half of collecting are items from one of the most important collections in the world.More Read more from Scrimshaw Gallery

nantucketers and their boats

Nantucketers and Their BoatsWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryOpening June 29, 2018, NHA Member Opening Reception June 28 at 6:00pm

This major exhibition is an exploration of the ways islanders rely on the water for work, recreation, and connection to the broader world.More Read more from Nantucketers and Their Boats

Maria Mitchell

Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her LegacyWhaling Museum, Nantucket CornerApril 25–December 2018

This exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Mitchell—Nantucket native, educator, and the first female astronomer in America. A collaboration of the NHA and the Maria Mitchell Association. More Read more from Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her Legacy

The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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