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The Whaling Museum, Your New Study Hall


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Fisher is so excited to hear that there is a new “Study Hall” program at the Whaling Museum. Looking for a safe, socially distanced space to do school work? Want to take a break from working from home? There will be tables are placed in various locations around the Whaling Museum to be used on a first come, first served basis. And free WIFI will be provided!

With the weather cooling down this fall, the NHA’s goal is to provide islanders with a safe space outside of their homes. “Study Hall” will be free to the year-round community as Whaling Museum admission remains free to year-round residents through the end of the year, thanks to the support of The Community Foundation for Nantucket’s Remain Nantucket Fund and Marine Home Center.

Tables will be limited to 2 people per table, who are a family or friend group. Robust sanitizing measures will continue with each table used and throughout the museum to safeguard the public and make the indoor experience both exceptional and safe for young and old alike. Out of abundance of caution, the children’s Discovery Center is closed today, please check for daily updates.

Portrait of Lucretia Mott by Heather Vance Haddon

In addition to “Study Hall”, the NHA also invites the community to enjoy sketching in the Whaling Museum. Get inspired by the vast collections of artifacts and bring your sketchbook or watercolor materials and find a location off the yellow brick road to sit and draw. Folding chairs will be available at the front desk and the NHA encourages all artists to share their work on social media by tagging @ackhistory and using the hashtag #MuseumSketching.

Thank you, Nantucket Historical Association!