UPCOMING PROGRAMS

The Essex Ship Model”
with Mark Sutherland
Monday, June 13
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for an evening exploring shipbuilding techniques with craftsman Mark Sutherland. Describing the ship model on display in the NHA’s major exhibition Stove by a Whale: 20 Men, 3 Boats, 96 Days, Sutherland will share his personal experiences about crafting models as well as the Essex.


Jazz at the Museum:
A Concert with Ann Martindale
& Richard Busch
Thursday, June 16
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a night of unforgettable jazz in the Whaling Museum's Gosnell Hall, featuring our beautifully restored 1925 Steinway grand piano. Ann Martindale and Richard Busch will perform a variety of jazz standards and American classics, featuring George and Ira Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Harold Arlen, and many more.


Surviving the Essex:
The Afterlife of America’s Most Storied Shipwreck
with Author David O. Dowling
Monday, June 20
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special lecture and book signing with David O. Dowling, author of Surviving the Essex: The Afterlife of America’s Most Storied Shipwreck. Dowling explores the survivors’ accounts of the whaleship Essex’s ill-fated voyage and the role viewpoint plays into shaping memories of an event. He delves into the impact the story had on Herman Melville when he penned Moby-Dick.

A book signing will follow the presentation.


Glynn Christian“Mrs. Christian – Bounty Mutineer” with Glynn Christian
Monday, June 27
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special lecture featuring Glynn Christian, author of Mrs. Christian: ‘Bounty’ Mutineer. Glynn Christian, direct descendent and biographer of Fletcher Christian (the leader of the 1789 mutiny on the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty), reveals important historical connections between Nantucket and Pitcairn Island, the secret refuge of Bounty mutineers for almost twenty years. Christian unveils the untold story of Mautua, Tahitian wife of Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian, and what she and eleven other women endured to survive on Pitcairn Island. Glynn Christian is also the author of Fragile Paradise: The Discovery of Fletcher Christian, ‘Bounty’ Mutineer.


Sonic SeaSonic Sea Film Screening and Q&A with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Michael Jasny
Tuesday, June 28
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a screening of Sonic Sea, a 60-minute film about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed the way we understand our oceans. The film is narrated by actress Rachel McAdams and features singer Sting. Additionally, it features renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs.

A Q&A session with Michael Jasny, Director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project, overseen by the Natural Resources Defense Council, will immediately follow the film.


Eric Jay DolinBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse with author Eric Jay Dolin
Wednesday, June 29
Lecture at 6 P.M.
(doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special lecture and book signing with Eric Jay Dolin, author of Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse.

Dolin tells the story of how American lighthouses contributed to the growth and prosperity of the United States and the keepers and their families who kept the lights shining. Dolin is also the author of When America First Met China, Fur, Fortune, and Empire, and Leviathan.

A book signing will follow the presentation.


Historic Ceramic Transferware Open Studio at the NHA 1800 House
Now through May 20
Wednesdays 3 – 7 P.M.
Fridays 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
NHA 1800 House
4 Mill Street

Join us at the NHA 1800 House for our Historic Transferware Open Studio on Wednesdays and Fridays!

Expert instructors will be on hand to guide you through the process during these drop-in sessions, from selecting your ceramic objects (including plates, bowls, mugs, trays, and pitchers) to choosing your Nantucket-themed decals and designing your piece.

Prices vary based on objects and decals chosen, starting at $5. For more information, contact NHA 1800 House Program Manager Brittany Thurman at (508) 228-1894, ext. 350 or .


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Returns Fall 2016
Noon – 1 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Food for Thought features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us for a different lecture every week!

Did you miss any of the previous lectures? View them on the NHA YouTube channel.


Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.