Moby-Dick Reading Marathon

Join the NHA and Nantucket Atheneum for a continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Or The Whale with the kickoff of Chapter 1 read by Nat Philbrick, author and NHA Research Fellow.

Reading Times and Locations: 

Saturday, November 16:
Nantucket Atheneum 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Whaling Museum 4 P.M. – 10 P.M
Nantucket Atheneum 10 P.M. – 12 A.M.

Sunday, November 17: 
Nantucket Atheneum 12 A.M. to Conclusion

To sign up to read one of the other 134 chapters please stop by the Atheneum Main Desk to claim your spot.  We hope you will join us as a reader and encourage your friends!

To sign up to read you can also call 508-228-1110 ext 118 or email

The Moby Dick Marathon is co-sponsored by the NHA and Nantucket Atheneum in celebration of Herman Melville’s 200th Birthday in 2019. 

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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