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
(Advance registration recommended)
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
(Advance registration recommended)
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
(Advance registration recommended)
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
(Advance registration recommended)
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.


Free Fun Friday
Friday, July 29
Wednesdays 3 – 7 P.M.
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Enjoy free admission to the Whaling Museum on Friday, July 29 as part of Highland Street Foundation’s 8th Annual Free Fun Fridays summer event series. This annual tradition gives visitors the chance to experience many of the most treasured cultural and historical venues in Massachusetts. Eighty institutions across the state are participating this summer and will offer families free admission to their programs and activities. #SeeMoreSummer

To learn more about this program and other participating institutions, click here.


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.

Thursday, February 18:
“Irish Songs of the Sea” with Musician Paul Connors

Musician Paul Connors entertains us with a variety of Irish folk songs. Be part of the crew and sing the chorus of the sea shanties!

 


Thursday, February 25:
“NHA Oral History Showcase” with NHA Oral History Fellow
Jacob Horton

Join the NHA’s Oral History Fellow, Jacob Horton, as he profiles collectors of oral history on Nantucket during the 20th century and provides details of the NHA’s latest initiative, the Volunteer Oral History Club.


Thursday, March 3:
“A Look at Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT” with David Simmons and Jason Johnson

David Simmons, Vice President of Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, Vermont, will explore the farm and its place in the community. He will be joined by Farm Manager Jason Johnson, who will delve into the farm’s Jersey cattle herd and dairy products.


Thursday, March 10:
“The Future of Nantucket Cottage Hospital” with NCH’s Jason Graziadei and Brenda Johnson

Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) Public Information Officer Jason Graziadei and Clinical Project Director Brenda Johnson, RN-BC, deliver the latest news and updates about the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.


Thursday, March 17:
“Slavery and the Struggle for Abolition on Nantucket” with Historian Fran Karttunen

Join us for a special Food for Thought lecture inspired by the 2016 One Book One Island selection The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and its many points of contact with Nantucket’s history. This talk will present vignettes of Nantucket abolitionists Elihu Coleman, Lucretia Coffin Mott, Captain Edward J. Pompey, Anna Gardner, Eliza Starbuck Barney and Nathaniel Barney, Cyrus Peirce, and the Reverend James Crawford.


Thursday, March 24:
“The Nantucket Culinary Center” with Chef Greg Margolis

Learn about Nantucket’s newest addition to the culinary scene, the Nantucket Culinary Center, as culinary director Greg Margolis shares his insight and latest details about their programs and cuisine.


Thursday, March 31:
“What’s New at Maria Mitchell” with MMA Executive Director David Gagnon

Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) Executive Director, David Gagnon, brings us up to date on the programs and events happening at the organization.


Thursday, April 7:
“What’s New at the Dreamland Theater” with Executive Director Joe Hale

Join the NHA and Nantucket Dreamland Theater’s newly-appointed Executive Director, Joe Hale, as he addresses future plans and programming for the Dreamland Theater.


Thursday, April 14:
“Summering on Nantucket—From Bloomingdale to Cachalot” with Marcia Butman

Marcia Butman delves into family history on Nantucket, exploring early summering on the island through photos and diaries of her great aunt, Olive Dame Campbell, a long time summer resident on Nantucket.


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.



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