Weaving Nantucket’s Past into Its Future: The Craft Continues

Curated by basket weaver Kathleen Myers.

Now formally affiliated with the NHA, the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum and the NHA will display a lightship basket exhibition at the Hadwen House for its second year showcasing baskets from both collections. With over 100 Nantucket lightship baskets, exploring artistry and innovation from land-based origins to nineteenth-century lightships into the twenty-first century.

Learn more about past NLBM exhibitions here






Lead image: Nest of three baskets was made by Rowland Folger (1803–1883), who is among the earliest documented makers of Nantucket’s distinctive baskets. Gift of Samuel Shipley (A2012.2.1-.3).

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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