The Robert and Nina Hellman CollectionWhaling Museum, Gosnell Hall and Candle Factory Now on Display

The late Robert “Bob” Hellman, an esteemed friend and colleague of the Nantucket Historical Association, was well known as an...More Read more from The Robert and Nina Hellman Collection

Photo credit: James L. Stanfield, National Geographic, June 1970

Cape Verde in Our SoulWilliams Forsyth Gallery, Whaling MuseumJuly 2022

Featuring historic photos, mementos, and oral histories from Nantucket’s Cape Verde community.More Read more from Cape Verde in Our Soul

Spirits Within UsWhaling Museum, Williams Forsyth GalleryNow on Display

Meet a representative group of extraordinary Nantucket women in a new holographic experience at the Whaling Museum.More Read more from Spirits Within Us

New Acquisitions to the NHA CollectionThe Whitney Gallery, Research Library Opening Summer 2022

The Whitney Gallery highlights new acquisitions to the NHA’s collection. Featured this season is The Old Falconer of Ben Gana, Sheik...More Read more from New Acquisitions to the NHA Collection

Mapping NantucketHadwen House, 96 Main Street Now on display through October 10, 2022

What has put Nantucket on the map? What should be put on a map of Nantucket? In this exhibit we...More Read more from Mapping Nantucket

Decorative ArtsHadwen House, 96 Main Street Now on display through October 10, 2022

Explore the Decorative Arts collection of the NHA from fine furniture, tall clocks, and ceramics to an eclectic display of...More Read more from Decorative Arts

The TimelineWhaling Museum, Entry Hall

Step back in time . . . Learn about Wampanaug life, Nantucket’s earliest settlers, the growth of Whaling, to today’s economy of tourism and building.More Read more from The Timeline

Gosnell HallWhaling Museum, Gosnell Hall

Look sharp, all of ye! There are whales here-abouts!More Read more from Gosnell Hall

Nantucket & The WorldWhaling Museum, Nantucket Corner

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

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle FactoryWhaling Museum, Candle Factory

The 1847 spermaceti-candle factory has been carefully restored to reveal significant elements of the original factory.More Read more from Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Watercolor "Moby Dick and Ahab " by Claus Hoie

Moby-Dick and NantucketWhaling Museum, Mezzanine Gallery

The island of Nantucket filled Herman Melville’s imagination. His time on the Nantucket whaleship Charles and Henry led to the...More Read more from Moby-Dick and Nantucket

Scrimshaw GalleryWhaling Museum

Representing over a century and a half of collecting are items from one of the most important collections in the world.More Read more from Scrimshaw Gallery

Decorative Arts GalleryWhaling Museum

On display are the some of the finest objects of decorative-arts from the NHA's collection.More Read more from Decorative Arts Gallery

Whale EcologyWhaling Museum, Candle Factory

Explore a newly installed whale ecology interactive exhibit in the Whaling Museum Candle Factory and enjoy stunning underwater photography by Eric Savetsky throughout the museum.More Read more from Whale Ecology

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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