New Acquisitions to the NHA CollectionThe Whitney Gallery, Research Library June through October 2022

The Whitney Gallery highlights new acquisitions to the NHA’s collection. Featured this season is The Old Falconer of Ben Gana, Sheik...More Read more from New Acquisitions to the NHA Collection

The Robert and Nina Hellman CollectionWhaling Museum, Gosnell Hall and Candle Factory Now on Display

The late Robert “Bob” Hellman, an esteemed friend and colleague of the Nantucket Historical Association, was well known as an...More Read more from The Robert and Nina Hellman Collection

Photo credit: James L. Stanfield, National Geographic, June 1970

Cape Verde in Our SoulWilliams Forsyth Gallery, Whaling MuseumJuly 2022

Featuring historic photos, mementos, and oral histories from Nantucket’s Cape Verde community.More Read more from Cape Verde in Our Soul

Student Art ShowcaseMcCausland Gallery, Whaling MuseumFebruary 21 through March 29, 2022

Featuring works from Nantucket Elementary, Nantucket Intermediate, and Cyrus Pierce Middle School students.More Read more from Student Art Showcase

Highlights from the Friends of the NHAWhaling Museum, McCausland Gallery Open through October 11, 2021

Highlighting gifts from the Friends and members of the Friends from over 35 years of invaluable support to the association....More Read more from Highlights from the Friends of the NHA

Decorative ArtsHadwen House, 96 Main Street Now on display through October 10, 2022

Explore the Decorative Arts collection of the NHA from fine furniture, tall clocks, and ceramics to an eclectic display of...More Read more from Decorative Arts

Mapping NantucketHadwen House, 96 Main Street Now on display through October 10, 2022

What has put Nantucket on the map? What should be put on a map of Nantucket? In this exhibit we...More Read more from Mapping Nantucket

Spirits Within UsWhaling Museum, Williams Forsyth GalleryNow on Display

Meet a representative group of extraordinary Nantucket women in a new holographic experience at the Whaling Museum.More Read more from Spirits Within Us

Weaving Nantucket’s Past into Its FutureHadwen HouseMay - October 2021

Curated by basket weaver Kathleen Myers. Showcasing over 100 Nantucket lightship baskets from the NLBM, NHA, and private collections. Each...More Read more from Weaving Nantucket’s Past into Its Future

The Battle of Nantucket – War of 1812Whaling Museum July - October 2021

In partnership with the Egan Maritime Institute and Lynx Educational Foundation, an exhibit on the War of 1812 will explore...More Read more from The Battle of Nantucket – War of 1812

Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket RenaissanceWhaling Museum, McCausland Gallery June - October 2021

Featuring approximately forty paintings from the NHA and private collections on island, many of the latter have been rarely if ever seen by the public.More Read more from Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket Renaissance

RoofwalkWhaling Museum

Offering unparalleled panoramic views of Nantucket harbor and the landmark historic district.  Enjoy the beutiful views of today, while looking...More Read more from Roofwalk

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 of it among all audiences.

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