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To continue to deepen our commitment to the Nantucket community, museum interpreters are taking signature Whaling Museum programs and presentations “on the road” to different Nantucket elder services groups and residences, including the Salt Marsh Senior Center and Sherburne Commons.
Attendees engage with the NHA’s collections and interact with staff in these informal and informative presentations. Interpreters introduce a variety of historical topics ranging from scrimshaw, medicine aboard whaling ships, and whale ecology to Wampanoag history and the extraordinary women of Nantucket. Artifacts from the NHA collection provide a hands-on experience for participants. Presentations will also include the spirited storytelling of long-time Whaling Museum favorites the Essex Gam and the Whale Hunt presentation.
In addition to being entertaining, these experiences will provide a format for discussion; the sharing of information and stories will allow our interpreters to learn from Nantucket community members and be inspired by them, incorporating their information and remembrances in new and creative ways.
NHA on the Road brings a new dynamic to our mission, as we take these creative steps to further open up access to our collections, exhibits, programs and stories, and history for this important segment of the island community!