Coq Au VinLive in Concert: Coq Au Vin
Monday, August 4
6–9 P.M.

$20 per ticket (includes hors d'oeuvres)
Tucker's Roofwalk
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


Join us for a very special sunset performance featuring Nantucket's renowned gypsy band, Coq Au Vin, as they perform on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop terrace.  Tickets are just $20/per person and include the concert and hors d'oeuvres.  A cash bar will also be available.


NHA 1800 House located at 4 Mill Street1800 House Community
Open House

Friday, August 8
4–6 P.M.

1800 House, 4 Mill Street

Meet our instructors and celebrate historic arts & crafts with your friends at the NHA 1800 House! Join us for nibbles, refreshments, and a great atmosphere. All are welcome to explore the new Carriage House and celebrate the 2014 season!


2012 Performance of Moby Dick Rehearsed

Moby-Dick Rehearsed — Back by popular demand!

July 14–17, 2014
August 11–14, 2014
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) are pleased to present the staged reading of Moby-Dick Rehearsed. Written by Orson Welles in 1950, this play within a play is both a celebration of the stage and testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville's masterpiece of American literature.

After years of sold-out performances in July, the NHA and TWN are thrilled to offer (for the first time ever!) an encore run of Moby-Dick Rehearsed in the month of August. During each week of performances, the closing night will feature a cocktail reception after the show that includes a meet-and-greet with the cast.

Buy tickets now for this special two-week theatrical run!

Monday, July 14 $30 per person
Very limited number of seats will be available at the door.
Tuesday, July 15 $30 per person
Very limited number of seats will be available at the door.
Wednesday, July 16 $30 per person
Very limited number of seats will be available at the door.
Thursday, July 17 $75 per person (includes reception)
Monday, August 11 $30 per person
Very limited number of seats will be available at the door.
Tuesday, August 12 $30 per person
Very limited number of seats will be available at the door.
Wednesday, August 13 $30 per person
Very limited number of seats will be available at the door.
Thursday, August 14 $75 per person (includes reception)


Join us for members only events2014 NHA Member Mornings Series
Open to current NHA members

Join us for a series of exclusive morning events and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the NHA’s unique offerings.

These events are open to current NHA members.

Please RSVP at (508) 228-1894 ext. 116 or email .

Letterpress printingNantucket Cottage Style Curator Tour
Wednesday, August 13
8–10 A.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Get an exclusive look at the collaborative NHA/AAN exhibition, Nantucket Cottage Style: Drawing Inspiration from the Oates-Euler Collection with curator Bobby Frazier.


Bill Schustik: The American TroubadourBill Schustik: The American Troubadour
Saturday, August 16
6 P.M.(doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$25 per person
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street



Island favorite Bill Schustik returns in a performance of music and stories reflecting the beauty of summer on Nantucket. In his lively, one-man concert, Schustik brings us old Nantucket favorites, songs of the sea and American folk tunes. Join us in this rousing evening of music and stories as we celebrate the end of a wonderful summer season on Nantucket!


girl painting in the Greater Light GardenPainting in the Greater Light Garden
Every Wednesday, July 9–August 27
9 A.M.–12 P.M.

$5 per person
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

Join the NHA for a series of watercolor workshops for the whole family at its Greater Light historic property. Located on an historic in-town street, the Greater Light garden recalls the days of the Nantucket art colony in the 1930s and serves as an ideal setting for artistic expression. This is a drop-in program, and all supplies are included.


Hands-On History in Whaling Museum Discovery RoomHands-On History
Daily from July 1–August 31
1:30–4:30 P.M.

Free for NHA members or with purchase of museum admission
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Hands-On History offers children and their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Each craft is designed to encourage participants to visit the Whaling Museum and explore the historical significance of the artifacts and souvenirs that Nantucketers carried home from their journeys aboard whaleships.

Hands-On History is free for NHA members or free with regular museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The summer 2014 schedule for crafts
Mondays: China teacups & dancing masks
Tuesdays: Scrimshaw
Wednesdays: Wampanoag arrowheads & whirligigs
Thursdays: Whale mobiles & rope bracelets
Fridays: Whaleboats & whale stamps
Saturdays: Lighthouses & signal flags
Sundays: Sailors' valentines & coral necklaces


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Every Thursday starting October 16
Noon–1 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the 2014 season. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the fun!

The Food for Thought lecture series features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket.


Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.