Nantucket Presidential Documents

American presidents have been concerned in the affairs of Nantucket island from the days of the nation’s founding.  This exhibition highlights some of the more remarkable presidentially signed Nantucket documents.  These include shipping papers, appointments of postmasters, customs officers, military commissions, and even a casual note dashed off to a Nantucket friend.

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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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