Make a Gift to the NHA

The Nantucket Historical Association relies on contributions from members and friends to fulfill its important mission of education and preservation through educational programs, the Whaling Museum and historic properties, the collections, changing exhibitions, and special projects.

Please consider one of the many ways to support the NHA:

Donations to the NHA are recognized in the Annual Report.

For questions and more information, please contact:

Development Department
Nantucket Historical Association
PO Box 1016
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1894, Ext. 114

Become a Member

Become a member of the Nantucket Historical Association.

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For more information, please contact:

Membership Department
Nantucket Historical Association
PO Box 1016
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1894, Ext. 116

The Nantucket Historical Association receives no operating support from federal, state, or local agencies and relies on membership and contributions to fulfill its mission.

Ways to Give

Celebrating our Places, Programs & People Support the NHA with an Annual Fund Gift

As the primary storyteller and keeper of Nantucket’s heritage, the Nantucket Historical Association is always focused on our mission of education and preservation, connecting the past to the present in ways that are both enlightening and inspiring. Viewed through the windows of our Places, Programs, and People themes, here are a few examples of our recent accomplishments, thanks to your support:




The NHA is an active and essential part of the Nantucket community, and we rely on your support to accomplish all of this and much more to come. Your generosity in contributing to the Annual Fund will provide the vital operating funds that nurture everything we do. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for supporting our ongoing efforts to preserve and present the history that is the spirit and soul of Nantucket.

To make an Annual Fund gift:

Make a Tribute Gift

A tribute gift—a gift in honor or in memory of an individual—is a meaningful way to recognize friends and family while supporting the NHA’s mission to preserve and interpret Nantucket's history.


Join the Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honors those individuals who have invested in the NHA’s future by including the association in their wills or estate plans. You receive the satisfaction of knowing that your interest in Nantucket's history will be preserved for future generations. Heritage Society members are honored in perpetuity or may choose to remain anonymous. For more information about planned giving and the Heritage Society, please contact the Development Department; or email us at .

Contribute to the Collections

You can build the NHA's permanent collections by donating your maritime artifacts, paintings, textiles, letters, diaries, logbooks, and books on Nantucket history during your lifetime or through your will. Donated artifacts and books will help islanders and visitors to expand their knowledge of Nantucket's cultural, social, political, religious, economic, and artistic development.

Read more about donating to the NHA