Spring Discovery Days

Featuring project kits for at-home fun each day! 

Sponsored by
The Community Foundation for Nantucket’s ReMain Nantucket Fund

Decorate your Napsack
Use your napsack to carry your books and treasures with you. Here are a few ideas for decorating.


Sailor’s Valentine
Whaler’s brought valentines back from their voyage as gifts for their loved ones. A design was made by gluing shells to wood and put in a box. Make your own Sailors valentine and add any special shells you have collected as part of your design

Use this template!

Message Bar Pin
Make a pin with a specail message for all to see. Wear on your napsack, jacket, or give as a present to a nurse, police officer to grocery store worker.

Signal Flag Banner
Signal flags are an international language for boats and sailors at sea. Each flag signifies one letter and also has a specific meaning. Use the signal flag alphabet sheets to make a message that you can string together and hand up.

Mini Artist Book
Have you ever heard of an artist’s book? It isn’t a sketch book. It’s a book that is hand decorated little book can be used for almost anything – as a journal, for sketches and doodles, and more. Now you can make an artist‘s book of your own!

Custom Postcards
Did you know that April is letterwriting month? Use the blank postcard to create an in mage that you can send in the mail.



Material kits will be available for pick up:
Monday, April 20
Front entrance of the Whaling Museum at 13 Broad Street
9am–2pm
Materials and instructions are included. If you miss the pick up or need more materials, please contact mary@nha.org.

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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