The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to present Scallop Season in the Whitney Gallery at the NHA Research Library, 7 Fair Street, from Friday, October 10 through December. The exhibition is based on the popular 2002 book, Scallop Season: A Nantucket Chronicle by Jim Patrick and Rob Benchley, and featured selected photographs and narrative.

“The Nantucket scalloping industry is an important part of the island’s twentieth-century history,” said Niles Parker, the NHA’s Robyn and John Davis Curator. “We are pleased to offer visitors and islanders another opportunity to glimpse the significant story.”

The Whitney Gallery is free and open Mondays & Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., and Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 P.M. For more information about the NHA and the exhibition, please call 508.228.1894, ext. 0.


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Text for this digital exhibition was written by Jim Patrick; images were created by Rob Benchley. Both were taken from Scallop Season. This website was created by Georgen Gilliam Charnes, NHA Curator of Library & Archives, in October 2003. Feedback is always welcome: