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 HouseClosed October 16, 2021

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 HouseClosed October 16, 2021

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 Gallery

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 HouseClosed October 16, 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 Open through October 11, 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 Open through October 11, 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

Watercolor "Moby Dick and Ahab " by Claus Hoie

Moby-Dick and NantucketWhaling Museum, Mezzanine Gallery

The island of Nantucket filled Herman Melville’s imagination. His time on the Nantucket whaleship Charles and Henry led to the...More Read more from Moby-Dick and Nantucket

Discovery CenterWhaling Museum

This interactive play space is a major attraction for families. Children spark their imaginations as they play on the Waterfront...More Read more from Discovery Center

The Road from Abolition to SuffrageWhaling Museum, Williams Forsyth Gallery Open through December 2021

This is a story of inspiring individuals who moved Nantucket—and the nation—towards a more just and equitable distribution of political power. More Read more from The Road from Abolition to Suffrage

Decorative ArtsHadwen House June-December 2019

The first floor at the Hadwen House showcases the NHA’s decorative arts. The very finest objects in the collection are on display in period rooms showcasing furniture, china and ceramics, textiles, and silver.More Read more from Decorative Arts

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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