Nantucket’s Aqueous Empire: Nantucket’s Place in the Maritime WorldWhaling Musuem, McCausland Gallery Opening May 2020

Melville famously said Nantucketers owned the sea “as Emperors own empires”. Islanders drew their livelihood and their reputation from the...More Read more from Nantucket’s Aqueous Empire: Nantucket’s Place in the Maritime World

Nantucket & The WorldWhaling Museum, Nantucket CornerOpened March 2019

Highlights the international networks created by the “active and disciplined” men and women of Nantucket through whaling and trading.More Read more from Nantucket & The World

Neptune’s GrottoWhaling Musuem Opened March 2019

A tusked walrus skull from the frozen North resembles a fossil of the legendary cyclops.  A massive whale's jaw, impossibly contorted, proves its owner's ability to survive and feed.More Read more from Neptune’s Grotto

Decorative ArtsHadwen House Opened June 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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