UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Moby-Dick Marathon
Saturday, January 31
Sunday, February 1
10 A.M. – 2 P.M. at the Nantucket Atheneum
2 P.M. – 8 P.M. at the Whaling Museum
8 P.M. – END at the Nantucket Atheneum
FREE

I Read Moby-Dick!The NHA and the Nantucket Atheneum present the 4th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon, a continuous reading of Herman Melville's classic novel about whaling and obsession.

The reading will begin at 10 A.M. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Atheneum and move to the Whaling Museum at 2 P.M. It will then move back to the Atheneum at 8 P.M. and finish at approximately Noon on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The event will conclude with delicious chowder from Annye's Whole Foods and Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers!

Interested in being a reader? Email Amy Jenness at the Nantucket Atheneum at for more information.


2015 One Book One Island Selection Enrique's JourneyOne Book One Island:
NHA’s New Voices, New Arrivals Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, February 2
5:30 P.M. (doors open at 5 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA in kicking off this year's One Book One Island (OBOI) events with a special film screening and panel discussion featuring the NHA's new oral history project, New Voices, New Arrivals.

One Book One Island (OBOI) is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors that seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging everyone on Nantucket to read, discuss and reflect upon the same book. From February 2-8, 2015, there will be a number of free One Book One Island events related to the themes of this year’s selection, Enrique’s Journey.

This event is free and open to the public.

More information about the 2015 OBOI events can be found here.


NHA and TWN present The SantaLand DiariesShakespeare Lovey Dovey Sonnet Slam with Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
Saturday, February 7
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$20 per person
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

 

 

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” How about a February day instead? Join us for a night of lighthearted fun, as players and audience members are challenged to recite one of the Bard’s famous love sonnets under the most outlandish circumstances. Polish up your recitation skills and join TWN & NHA for an evening of Elizabethan merrymaking on a cold winter’s night.

Greater Light is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with very limited parking and vehicle access. Please plan to walk or bike to this program.


2015 One Book One Island Selection Enrique's JourneyOne Book One Island:
Celebrating Journeys
Sunday, February 8
5 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Celebrate the diverse cultures and personal journeys of Nantucketers at the One Book One Island Finale! One Book One Island is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors that seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging everyone on Nantucket to read, discuss and reflect upon the same book.

The closing celebration will feature international dance, music, and delicious global cuisine provided by Annye’s Whole Foods and students from Nantucket High School’s Culinary Arts Program.

This event is free and open to the public.

More information about the 2015 OBOI events can be found here.


History Quiz Bowl
Saturday, March 7
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
$50 to register a team
FREE for audience members

The ultimate Nantucket history trivia competition returns to the Whaling Museum! This light-hearted competition and community program, now in its sixth year, features teams going head-to-head for “history glory” and fabulous prizes in front of a lively audience of friends, family and local community members. This year’s questions will be derived from information found in award-winning island author Nat Philbrick’s book, In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be released as a major motion picture from Warner Bros. Entertainment and Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. Teams are encouraged to read the book as an information source and study-guide before this year’s competition.

Teams will have the opportunity to register as a group of three members or register as a two of two members and enlist the help of an NHA “lifeline” player who will officially join their team on Quiz Bowl night! Lifelines will be assigned at random that evening in front of the live audience.

For team registration, please fill out the Registration Form (PDF) and send it in with your payment.

Contact Corey Fabian Borenstein with questions or for further information at or 508-228-1894 ext.112.


Winter Discovery Days
February 2 – March 27
Mondays – Fridays
3 – 5 P.M.

FREE
Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street

 

Entrance to the program is through the Discovery Room door on
Broad Street

Need a fun activity for the kids this winter? Join us for Winter Discovery Days, a free after-school program for children and their families. Join the fun with games, crafts, artifacts, and stories, featuring a different theme and corresponding take-home crafts every week.

Extended hours will be offered during school vacation week, February 24-28, 2014, from 1 - 5 P.M.

Weekly Calendar:
February 2-6 Earth Science
February 9-13 Women’s History
February 16-20 Nantucket’s Marine Jobs
February 23-27 Nantucket Whaling
   (Extended hours for Winter Vacation Week)
March 2-6 Sea Shells
March 9-13 Island Origins
March 16-20 Nantucket Economy
March 23-27 Nantucket and the Civil War

Winter Discovery Days is made possible by a generous grant from the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Every Thursday starting February 12, 2015
Noon – 1 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the 2015 season. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the fun! Food for Thought features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket.

See previous Food for Thought lectures on the NHA YouTube channel.


Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals President Pam Murphy with two dogsThursday, February 12:
“Animal Welfare on Nantucket” with Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals President Pam Murphy

Learn about exciting new initiatives that can benefit you (and your pets!) with Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals President Pam Murphy as she shares the latest details on the NSHA’s growing roster of community programs.


Frances Karttunen and the cover of her book Nantucket's North ShoreThursday, February 19:
“Nantucket’s North Shore: Uncovering a Neighborhood History” with Historian Frances Karttunen

Local historian Frances Karttunen shares previously unseen photos and stories about Nantucket’s North Shore, from the early English settlers at Eel Point through to the Great Harbor and today’s Town of Nantucket. A book signing with the author will follow the talk.


Actor Neville Richen and Captain Absalom BostonThursday, February 26:
“A Portrayal of Captain Absalom Boston” with actor Neville Richen

Nantucket’s own Broadway-experienced actor Neville Richen provides a rich and vibrant interpretation of the life of Absalom Boston, the first African-American captain to sail a whaleship. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of African American History, the performance will be followed by a Q&A with Richen and play director Kate Hamilton-Pardee.


Betsy Tyler  President Pam Murphy with two dogsThursday, March 5:
“Nantucket Voices: The NHA Oral History Program” with Obed Macy Research Chair Betsy Tyler and NHA Oral History Intern Jacob Horton

The NHA’s Obed Macy Research Chair Betsy Tyler and Oral History Intern Jacob Horton will discuss the importance of oral histories, focusing on the NHA’s recent New Voices oral history project.


Thursday, March 12:
“Envisioning a New Elementary School for Nantucket” with NPS Superintendent Michael Cozort

Get the inside track from Nantucket Public Schools’ Superintendent Michael Cozort on the current state of Nantucket’s public schools and learn more about proposals for a new elementary school.


Thursday, March 19:
“Citizen Science on Nantucket” with Linda Loring Nature Foundation Director of Research Sarah T. Bois

Pitch in and get involved with on-island science research! Join Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research and Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, as she details all the best ways to become a Citizen Scientist.


Thursday, March 26:
“The Secrets of Good Event Planning” with Event Designer David M. Handy

Event designer David M. Handy serves up the secrets to entertaining successfully in your home or at your next event.


Thursday, April 2:
“The Future of Music Education on Nantucket” with NCMC Executive Director Nanci M. Walker

Meet Nanci M. Walker, the new Executive Director of the Nantucket Community Music Center (NCMC), and enjoy a first look at her vision for the future of NCMC.


Thursday, April 9:
“Building Your Brand” with Nantucket blACKbook’s
Holly Finigan

Connect, attract, and grow your brand! Join Nantucket blACKbook’s Holly Finigan as she reveals her top tips for getting the most out of social media and online marketing.


Thursday, April 16:
“From Renovation to Education” with ReMain Nantucket Executive Director Melissa Philbrick

ReMain Nantucket Executive Director Melissa Philbrick provides the inside track on ReMain’s major 2015 projects, including the renovation of 22 Federal Street.


Thursday, April 23:
“Inside the Stove by a Whale Exhibition” with NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator
Michael Harrison

Join Michael Harrison, NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator, for a sneak preview of “The World of the Essex,” a new exhibit featuring artifacts and stories surrounding the infamous maritime disaster that inspired Moby-Dick.


Thursday, April 30:
“Restoring the Hadwen House Garden” with NHA Landscape and Garden Manager Kathrina Marques

Expert gardener and NHA Landscape and Garden Manager Kathrina Marques will discuss upcoming plans to restore and renovate the Hadwen House’s historic garden on Main Street.


Novation Media LogoFood for Thought media sponsorship generously provided by Novation Media.

The 2015 Food for Thought series is made possible in part by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.



Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.