Tag: Nantucket Historical Association

Huggins Painting of Nantucket History
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Preserving Island History: New Acquisitions by the Nantucket Historical Association

Three significant items–a painting, a memoir, and a scrimshawed whale’s tooth–have been added to the Nantucket Historical Association‘s (NHA’s) Permanent Collection. The Trustees of the NHA announce the acquisition of Milo Calkin’s memoir documenting his time aboard the Nantucket whaleship Independence, an Albert C. Gardner tooth, and the painting Northern […]

Nantucket Festival of Trees
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Holiday Happenings on Nantucket Island

Dozens of Christmas trees now line downtown streets on Nantucket, waiting for schoolchildren and other island groups and individuals to adorn them with holiday ornaments and lights before the Illumination on Friday, November 29. The Illumination is the official start of Nantucket Noel (as the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Details on Upcoming On-Island Film

In late March, independent filmmaker Jay Craven and his crew will arrive on Nantucket to begin production of Craven’s upcoming film, Peter and John.  Craven’s production company, Kingdom County Productions, has partnered with Vermont’s Marlboro College to produce this period piece based on Guy de Maupassant’s novel, Pierre et Jean.  […]

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Giving for the Holidays

Would you call me a turkey if I told you I was going swimming with some friends in the North Atlantic on Thanksgiving Day? Though turkeys we may be, we are turkeys with a cause. This year marks the 12th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge, which benefits the Nantucket Atheneum’s Weezie […]