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.
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).