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

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

Boat Exhibition NHA

Nantucketers and Their BoatsWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryJune – December 2018

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

Melville on NantucketHadwen House Opened June 2019

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

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

Paintings from the Friends of the NHAWhaling Museum, Mezzanine GalleryMay – 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

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

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

Rights and RaceHadwen HouseMay – 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

Sometimes Think of Me

Sometimes Think of MeThe Whitney Gallery, 7 Fair Street July 18 – October 8, 2018

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 June – December 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, 2018

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

Strangers to Neighbors: Jewish Life on NantucketResearch Library, Whitney Gallery Opened June 2019- December 2019

This exhibit tells 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

Out of the Box Exhibition

Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket StoriesWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryMay–December 2017

Over 80 treasured artifacts—most rarely, if ever, displayed before—take center stage to illuminate the stories of Nantucket’s people over four centuries.More Read more from Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket Stories

Dear Absent Ones, the Seafaring Pinkhams Exhibit

“Dear Absent Ones”Whaling Museum, Nantucket CornerMarch–December 2017

Nantucket seafaring through the eyes of the Pinkhams, a local family whose sons and daughters went to sea over multiple generations. More Read more from “Dear Absent Ones”

new Arrivals, New Voices Exhibit

New Arrivals, New VoicesWhaling Museum, Nantucket CornerNovember 2014–December 2016

New Voices invites visitors to consider the history of diversity on Nantucket, from the days of the Wampanoags to the days of tourism.More Read more from New Arrivals, New Voices

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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