Nantucket Cottage Style Exhibit

Nantucket Cottage StyleWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryApril–November 2014

Collectors Andrew Oates and William Euler were at the heart of the Nantucket art colony. Andy and Bill's vision for a "life well lived"—epitomized by decades of collecting crafts and fine arts—fueled an island lifestyle based on the beauty and simplicity of cottage-style living.More Read more from Nantucket Cottage Style

In the Fields by J. Eastman Johnson

Eastman Johnson and His ContemporariesNHA Research Library, Whitney GalleryMay, 2011–November 2012

Major nineteenth-century genre painter, portraitist, and chronicler of American life, Eastman Johnson first visited Nantucket in 1869, and soon took up seasonal residence on island.More Read more from Eastman Johnson and His Contemporaries

Architectural Legacies Exhibition

Architectural LegaciesNHA Research Library, Whitney GalleryMay 2013–April 2015

Highlights of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) with drawings of key island historic sites, including the Oldest House, Old Mill, Old Gaol, Hadwen House, and more.More Read more from Architectural Legacies

NCF For Love-of the Island Exhibit

“For Love of the Island”Whaling Museum, Overlook GalleryJune 2013–March 2015

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and its extraordinary work of protecting and caring for Nantucket’s precious open spaces. More Read more from “For Love of the Island”

Nantucket Legends

Nantucket LegendsWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryApril–November 2013

A close look at some of Nantucket's colorful stories, including the first Nantucket tea party, R. H. Macy's red star tattoo, Tony Sarg's sea serpent hoax, and the origin of roof walks on Nantucket houses, Folger's Coffee, and Nantucket Reds. More Read more from Nantucket Legends

"Brant Point from Channel" by John Austin

John AustinNHA Research Library, Whitney GalleryMay 2013–March 2014

Island artist John Austin's photo-realist paintings in tempera and other media ranging from classic views of Steamboat Wharf, the lighthouses, beaches, and shorelines of Nantucket, to quirky subjects like the wrecked vehicles.More Read more from John Austin

Civil War Veterans

Nantucket In The Civil WarWhaling Museum, Overlook GalleryMay 2012–May 2013

In the wake of the whaling industry's collapse, Nantucketers responded with heroic dedication to the call for volunteers to support the Union in the Civil War.More Read more from Nantucket In The Civil War

Nantucket's Cabinet of Curiosities: A to Z

Nantucket’s Cabinet of CuriositiesWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryMay 2011–November 2012

Showcasing iconic curios, oddities, and other island treasures from the NHA collections, presenting an encapsulated "A to Z" overview of Nantucket history.More Read more from Nantucket’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Sometimes Think of Me

Sometimes Think of MeWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryMay–November 2010

Stories of inspiring women including: the Wampanoag maiden Wonoma; whaling wife and journal keeper Eliza Brock; whaling wife and journal illustrator Susan Veeder; scientist Maria Mitchell; abolitionist Eunice Ross; as well as many contemporary Nantucket women.More Read more from Sometimes Think of Me

Madaket Millie photo by Beverly Hall

A Passion for PeopleNHA Research Library, Whitney GalleryMay 2010–November 2011

A Passion for People showcases photographer Beverly Hall’s outstanding eye for portraiture through four decades of Nantucket history. More Read more from A Passion for People

Gift of the Whale

Gift of the WhaleWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryFebruary–June 2010

Photographs by Bill Hess; the documentary film The Eskimo and The Whale; an Eskimo kayak and Arctic carvings in ivory from the NHA collections; and the building of a traditional Umiak by wooden boatbuilder Corey Freedman.More Read more from Gift of the Whale

Reuben Pinkham

Beloved and Honoured ParentsNHA Research Library, Whitney GalleryApril–December 2010

Letters, written by Reuben and Lydia Pinkham, with many things familiar to Nantucketers today. There are complaints of the cost of living, the lack of selection, and the school committee having major conflicts.More Read more from Beloved and Honoured Parents

Historic New England Camera's Coast

Camera’s CoastWhaling Museum, Mezzanine GallerySeptember–November 2009

A sampler of images from Historic New England's extensive collection of historic photographs documenting New England's rich maritime history, including Nantucket.More Read more from Camera’s Coast

Winterthur Harbor and Home Exhibit

Harbor & HomeWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryMay–November 2009

The Winterthur exhibition focuses on a largely unstudied region of New England furniture—the area falling between Boston and Providence, which includes the unique seafaring communities of the Cape and Islands.More Read more from Harbor & Home

Nantucket Presidential Documents

Nantucket Presidential DocumentsNHA Research Library, Whitney GalleryNovember 2008–December 2009

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.More Read more from Nantucket Presidential Documents

'Sconset 02564

‘Sconset 02564Whaling Museum, McCausland GalleryMay–November 2008

The history, architecture, personalities, and “character” of this unique village at the eastern end of Nantucket, following its evolution from a fishing village to a world-renowned summer resort.More Read more from ‘Sconset 02564

Susan Veeders Journal of the Ship Nauticon Exhibit

Susan Veeder’s Journal of the Ship NauticonDigital exhibit2010

The complete journal of Susan Veeder (1816-1897) who sailed with her husband, Captain Charles A. Veeder, on a whaling voyage aboard the ship Nauticon. More Read more from Susan Veeder’s Journal of the Ship Nauticon

Squid! Exhibit

In Search of Giant Squid!Whaling Museum, McCausland GalleryFebruary–June 2008

The National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition: In Search of Giant Squid.More Read more from In Search of Giant Squid!

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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