A Night of Holiday Magic
Saturday, December 12
5 – 8 P.M.
FREE for all children & NHA members
$5 for nonmember adults
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join your friends at the Whaling Museum for a special evening filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays! Gaze at the amazing assortment of trees in the Whaling Museum, sing along to holiday carols, make ornaments, and much more. Raise a cup of cheer in the Discovery Room, where seasonal treats await you!

Presented with the generous support of reMain Nantucket.


NHA & TWN present
Holiday Stories
Wednesday, December 16
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


Join us for a family-friendly evening of holiday cheer and seasonal stories at the Whaling Museum among the Festival of Trees! Talented community actors will regale audiences with live readings of the following classic stories:

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Cynthia: The Mitten
Wish to be a Christmas Tree
Gift of the Magi 
Santa Moves to Nantucket
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Space is limited, so order your tickets online today!

NHA & TWN present
Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play
Thursday, December 17
& Friday, December 18
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

Enjoy this classic holiday tale retold as a live 1940s radio broadcast that will captivate modern audiences just as it did when it first aired on December 10, 1948! Don’t miss this special event featuring talented TWN actors, props, and more in one of the island’s most magical historic settings. Space is limited.


Thursday, December 17 $40 per person
Friday, December 18 $40 per person

Food for Thought Lecture Series
Every Thursday
October 8 – November 19
Noon – 1 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the fall 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.

Thursday, October 8:
“Photography and Nantucket Landscapes” with photographer Michael Gaillard

Nantucket and Brooklyn-based photographer Michael Gaillard guides us through his portfolio, travels, influences, and plans for the future, as well as providing a technical demonstration with his 8 x 10 film camera.

Thursday, October 15:
“The Shellfish Recycling Initiative” with biologist Leah Cabral

Town of Nantucket Assistant Biologist Leah Cabral teaches us about the Shell Recycling Program, encouraging the community to save and recycle oyster and clam shells in order to support restoration in Nantucket waters and to develop self-sustaining growth.

Thursday, October 22:
“Immigration on Nantucket” with demographer Peter Morrison

Nantucket demographer Peter Morrison will explore contemporary trends in America’s historic tradition of welcoming immigrants to our shores, featuring national and local statistics.

Thursday, October 29:
“Community Building: Burning Man and Nantucket” with Sara Boyce & Chip Webster

Nantucket and Black Rock City, home to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, are communities planned and organized around core philosophies. Each community offers exceptional art, draws people from around the world, and is home to roughly 70,000 people (at full capacity. Join Chip Webster and Sara Boyce as they explore the similarities and differences between the year-round community and the temporary community.

Thursday, November 5:
“Seasons with the Humpback Whale” with photographer
Eric Savetsky

Photographer, videographer, and world traveler Eric Savetsky shares examples from his portfolio of breathtaking, underwater photography. The presentation will focus primarily on the feeding, birthing, mating, and fasting seasons of the humpback whale.

Thursday, November 12:
“’Sconset Cottages” with Nantucket Preservation Trust Director
Michael May

Nantucket Preservation Trust Executive Director Michael May explores some of Sconset’s most remarkable cottages. May is a summer turned year-round ‘Sconset resident, living in a cottage built in 1750. He’s currently working on a book about ‘Sconset cottages to be released in the next year.  

Thursday, November 19:
“Pattern, Painting, and Design” with interior designer Audrey Sterk

Go behind-the-scenes with interior design innovator Audrey Sterk as she takes us through her work and development process. Sterk’s wall-coverings, paintings, and custom murals are inspired by and developed here on Nantucket, and can be seen in homes across the world.

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.