Artisan Demonstration- Scrimshaw and Candle Making

See how these traditional arts are still made today!

As part of Nantucket Arts Festival 2019 (Learn more here)

  • David Lazarus – Scrimshander (on display outside the Scrimshaw Gallery)

Artist and craftsman David Lazarus teaches the tools and techniques of the traditional scrimshaw craft. Will also hold a demonstration from 11A.M.- 1P.M. on October 11. 

  • David Hitchcock – Chandelier (on display in the Candle Factory)

Candle maker David Hitchcock teaches materials and techniques of traditional candle making as practiced historically on Nantucket. Will also hold demonstrations from 11A.M.- 1P.M. on October: 5, 6, 11, and 12. 

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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