Hands-on-History

Join us in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum for a daily children’s craft activity.

All Hands-on-History activities are free with museum admission.

We have fun, themed crafts for each day of the week!

Monday: Make collages and clay sculpture inspired by the Sara Roby exhibition.

Tuesday: Make train conductor hats and locomotives, inspired by the Nantucket Railroad.

Wednesday: Make your own “scrimshaw” tooth and whale charts.

Thursday: Make a souvenir Sailors Valentine and shell chimes.

Friday: Make signal flags and semaphore flags and learn how to send a message to a passing vessel!

Saturday: Make a model of a lighthouse.

Sunday: Make pinwheels and whirligigs, all things that spin.

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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