Member Exhibition Opening: Hadwen House

Join us for an opening reception at the Hadwen House for new exhibitions:

Decorative Arts
The first floor at the Hadwen House showcases the NHA’s decorative arts. The very finest objects in the collection are on display in period rooms showcasing furniture, china and ceramics, textiles, and silver

Nantucket’s Architectural Legacy
In partnership with Nantucket Preservation Trust. Learn about unique buildings dating from the late seventeenth-century settlement period through the early nineteenth-century golden age of whaling.

Melville on Nantucket
Featuring three exhibits that explore Melville’s time on Nantucket, Moby-Dick and pop culture, and diversity onboard the Pequod.

From Slavery to Suffrage: Two Centuries of Political Education on Nantucket
Learn the history of political power on Nantucket. Explore original documents, images, and objects that tell the story of African-American emancipation and women’s suffrage on island.

RSVP at (508) 228 1894, ext. 116, or email

Learn more about the exhibition here

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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