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Fisher Friends: Nantucket Historical Association


Nantucket Activities

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We love to celebrate Nantucket’s local businesses and organizations every Friday on Instagram. Last week we featured the Nantucket Historical Association and the Whaling Museum. Because they are so active in our community and have so many fun activities planned to get you out of the house this winter, we wanted to share some of their events with you.

Whaling Museum Nantucket Historical Association From now until April 30th, the NHA has generously opened the doors of the Whaling Museum FREE of charge for ALL Nantucket residents! Visit this winter from Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. 

Here are a few of our favorite things about the Nantucket Historical Association:

🏘 Historic Sites like Old Mill
👨‍❤️‍👨 Weddings & Private Events
🎶 Summer concerts on the Roofwalk
🎨 Kid’s Discovery Room
🇯🇲 “Our Nantucket” Program
🎄 Festival of Trees
📓 1800 House Classes
💃🏼 New Party at the Oldest House
🛍 Museum Shop
📽 Research Library
🚶🏾‍♂️ Walking Tours of Downtown

We reached out to the NHA’s Marketing Director, Bridgette Hynes, who filled us in on some of the great events happening this winter. Bridgette says, “We really want the community to come in and experience the museum and use the space as a place to congregate as well as enjoy some programs we’re running this winter. Food For Thought lunchtime lecture series is held on Thursdays. Evening Film Screenings will be Feb 15 and 22 (John Stanton’s documentaries). One Book One Island lectures and presentation is scheduled for in March. Finally, some decorative arts classes will be on Sunday afternoons in March!

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Kid’s Discovery Room

Also our Research Library has extended its hours and is open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:30-4:30. The library is also free for island residents. The Research Library is at 7 Fair Street and houses our collection of manuscripts, maps, photography, books. It is often a place of interest to homeowners as it’s the best place to go to find out about house history!

New 2018 exhibitions are in the works and will be in the process of installation etc. starting next month! Our main exhibitions this year will highlight Maria Mitchell and Her Legacy (it is the 200th anniversary of her birth this year), our biggest exhibition ‘Nantucketers & Their Boats’ will open a bit later- around Memorial Day.”

Thanks to Bridgette and the Nantucket Historical Association for all this great information!