The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) has aquired two significant paintings that capture iconic Nantucket landscapes—Sankaty Light by William Ferdinand Macy and Siasconset Beach by George Inness. These acquisitions were made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Nantucket Historical Association. Sankaty Light, by William Ferdinand Macy (1845-1913), […]
Many of us have fond memories of Nantucket going back to childhood. Here is where we will share these reminiscences of Nantucket past with our readers.
The island’s past and present meet its future when “We Are Nantucket,” a community engagement program aimed at handing down and continuing the oral histories of Nantucket and its population, will once again be presented as a filmed series of interviews at The Dreamland between Cyrus Peirce Middle School students […]
For better or worse, taking a wrong turn is sometimes a part of the journey. We’ve all gotten off using the wrong exit or gone the wrong direction on the highway, missed a left or a right, or taken the wrong bus. If we’re lucky, we notice the mistake before […]
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is collaborating with Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) on new series entitled “A Night of Stories: Tales from Cottage Hospital Nurses” on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6 pm in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. This historic look back at our island’s hospital will feature […]
• By Cara Godlesky• After living on Nantucket 18 out of my 21 years of life, I am all too familiar with the narrow streets of the island, the best beach locations and the worthwhile wait of getting an ice cream cone at the Juice Bar. However, when I was […]
This April, the daffodils all bloomed, and the wide swath of bright yellow, orange, and white blossoms near this busy corner put smiles on many faces of people walking and driving by. Schaefer’s friends are already calling it “Arthur’s Park.”
There are only a few establishments on Nantucket that have as long a history here or have been such an integral part of island life as Bartlett’s Farm. Starting with William Bartlett in the early 1800s, the Bartlett family has worked the land for well over a century. Over the […]