Extraordinary Nantucket Women Presentation

NHA interpreters portray historic Nantucket women over the course of four centuries, bringing these characters to life through heartfelt readings of their original letters, memoirs, and through song. As members of a unique island community, Nantucket’s people have made their own way in the world. This is particularly true of the women who have lived here. Men and women had to work side by side to make the fledgling settlement survive. Learn how Nantucket’s women were ahead of their time, while raising families, running businesses, managing households, and becoming involved in social movements.


Explore some of Nantucket’s remarkable women in our new holographic experience, Spirits Within Us.

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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