UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Evenings at the Whaling Museum
Sundays
July 5, 12, 19 & 26
August 2, 9, 16 & 30
5 7 P.M.
FREE for NHA members
$10/adults
$5/Youth (617)

Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for an “Evening at the Whaling Museum” every Sunday in July and August. All of the museum’s galleries and special exhibitions will be open from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., with a 5:30 P.M. screening of Nantucket, the gateway film made exclusively for the NHA by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns. See the Whaling Museum in a whole new light!


Shawn Magee & Jefferson HamerSummer Sunset Series featuring Shawn Magee & Jefferson Hamer
Monday, July 6
7 9 P.M.
$20/person (includes light nibbles)
Tucker's Roof Walk
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA for a very special sunset performance by award-winning folk musicians Shawn Magee of Barbary Ghosts and Jefferson Hamer of the Murphy Beds, as they perform on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop terrace. Enjoy stunning views of sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music! Tickets are just $20 per person and include the concert and hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.


Painting in the Greater Light Garden
Wednesdays
July 8, 15, 22 & 29
August 5, 12, 19 & 26
9 A.M. – Noon
$5/person

Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

Grab the kids and join the NHA for "Painting in the Greater Light Garden," a series of watercolor drop-ins for the whole family at Greater Light, 8 Howard Street. Located on a historic in-town street, the Greater Light garden provides an inspiring setting for watercolor painting. Admission for this drop-in program is only $5, with all supplies included. All ages are welcome!

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.


Mrs. Coffinís Garden
with NHA Landscape & Garden Manager Kathrina Marques
Fridays
July 10, 17, 24 & 31
August 7, 14, 21 & 28
9 – 10 A.M.
$10/person

Oldest House, 16 Sunset Hill

Join the NHA Friday mornings in July and August at the Oldest House for an informative, fun and relaxing hour in Mrs. Coffin’s garden. Each week, NHA Landscape & Garden Manager Kathrina Marques will present a fascinating overview of the colonial housewife’s herb garden, followed by a more in-depth look at elements of the garden.

Many topics, from “herbs and herb lore” to “flowers and fragrance” to “drying and storing” will be discussed as the garden progresses through the season. Come once or come often to learn, exchange ideas, and find inspiration for your own garden projects in this beautiful setting.

Friday, July 10 $10 per person
Friday, July 17 $10 per person
Friday, July 24 $10 per person
Friday, July 31 $10 per person
Friday, August 7 $10 per person
Friday, August 14 $10 per person
Friday, August 21 $10 per person
Friday, August 28 $10 per person

121th NHA Annual Meeting
Friday, July 10
5 P.M.
Doors open & refreshments served at 4:30 P.M.
Meeting begins promptly at 5 P.M.
Open to all current NHA Members

Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

The NHA Annual Meeting is held every year in the month of July for the delivery of reports and conduct of organizational business, as well as the nomination of trustee candidates for election by the membership.

The NHA is thrilled to announce that its 2015 Annual Meeting will feature New Voices: Nantucket’s Diverse Immigrant Population oral history films and a guest panel.

Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, July 6 at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or e-mail .

Not a member yet? Join Now!

 


Family Adventure Day
Sunday, July 12
10 A.M. Noon
$5/person
Free for accompanying adults
Oldest House, 16 Sunset Hill

Join us in an adventurous journey to the past in an interactive exploration of the Oldest House. This fun-filled morning is packed with hands-on crafts and activities for young and old alike!


2012 Performance of Moby Dick Rehearsed

Moby-Dick Rehearsed
July 13 – 16, August 10 – 13
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$30/performance only
$75/performance & reception
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Back by popular demand! The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) are pleased to present the return of the one-act play 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.

The final performance of each theatrical run includes a cocktail reception with the cast.

Monday, July 13 $30 per person
Tuesday, July 14 $30 per person
Wednesday, July 15 $30 per person
Thursday, July 16 $75 per person (includes reception)
Monday, August 10 $30 per person
Tuesday, August 11 $30 per person
Wednesday, August 12 $30 per person
Thursday, August 13 $75 per person (includes reception)

Nantucket's renowned gypsy band, Coq Au VinSummer Sunset Series featuring Coq au Vin
Mondays
July 20, August 3
7 – 9 P.M.
$20/person (includes light nibbles)
Tuckerís Roofwalk
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for a very special sunset performance by Nantucket's renowned gypsy band, Coq Au Vin, as they perform on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop terrace. Enjoy stunning views of sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music!

Tickets are just $20 per person and include the concert and hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.

More information about Coq au Vin is available here.

Monday, July 20
$20/person
Monday, August 3
$20/person

Down to the Sea in Ships (1922)
accompanied by Jennifer Maxwell
Tuesday, July 21
Down to the Sea in Ships7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$30/person
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA and the Nantucket Dreamland Theater for an unforgettable evening of film and music under the whale. Featuring the classic silent film Down to the Sea in Ships, this screening also includes live musical accompaniment of the original film score by Grammy Award-nominated pianist Jennifer Maxwell.


NHA Member Mornings Summer Series
Wednesdays
July 22
& August 19
810 A.M.

FREE for all current NHA members
R.S.V.P. to Molly McIlvaine at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116
or email

The 2015 NHA “Member Mornings”series features behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA sites and offerings. Each morning program will include light refreshments followed by an exclusive tour with an expert NHA guide beginning at 8 A.M.

This series is open to all current NHA members.

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


Thomas Macy House
Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday, July 22
810 A.M.
Thomas Macy House, 99 Main Street

SOLD OUT

Led by an expert NHA guide, visitors will tour the Thomas Macy House historic property that is not usually open to the general public.

Built in 1770, this Federal-style house is the former home of island merchant and ship owner Thomas Macy, and is currently used for special NHA events, meetings, and social occasions as well as for visiting guest and staff housing. The property was donated to the NHA by Oswald A. and Sallie Gail Harris Tupancy in 1987.


Stove by a Whale: 20 Men, 3 Boats, 96 Days
Curator Tour
Wednesday, August 19
810 A.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

The NHA’s Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison will offer an exclusive tour of the Whaling Museum’s new major exhibition, Stove by a Whale: 20 Men, 3 Boats, 96 Days. The exhibition tells the story of the ill-fated Nantucket whaleship Essex, which was struck by a whale in the Pacific Ocean in 1820 and served as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.


Audio ArchitechsSummer Sunset Series featuring Audio Architechs
Mondays
July 27, August 24
7 – 9 P.M.
$20/person (includes light nibbles)
Tuckerís Roofwalk
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for a very special sunset performance by Nantucket's own Audio Architechs DJs as they perform on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop terrace. Enjoy stunning views of sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music!

Tickets are just $20 per person and include the concert and hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.


Monday, July 27
$20/person
Monday, August 24
$20/person


Museum After Dark
Saturday, August 1
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

An unbelievable night at the museum!

VIP Museum After Dark Ticket
$350 ($400 at the door)
8 P.M. Arrival


 

VIP early admission includes sunset cocktails on the gorgeous Whaling Museum rooftop observation deck

All-night dancing to Perry Rossi, cocktails, & bites inspired by your favorite late-night island snacks


Museum After Dark Ticket
$250 ($300 at the door)
9 P.M. Arrival


 

All-night dancing to Perry Rossi, cocktails, & bites inspired by your favorite late-night island snacks


The Sea Beast (1926)
accompanied by Victoria Ruggiero
with the Nantucket Dreamland Theater & Down to the Sea in Shipsthe Berklee College of Music
Tuesday, August 4
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$30/person
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA, the Dreamland Theater, and Berklee College of Music for an unforgettable evening of film and music. Featuring the acclaimed silent film The Sea Beast, starring John Barrymore, with live musical accompaniment of the original film score.


Hands-On History
Daily
July 1 – August 31
1:30 P.M. – 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 2015 schedule for crafts
Mondays: Whale Mobiles & Whirligigs
Tuesdays: Arrowheads & Coral Necklaces
Wednesdays: Scrimshaw
Thursdays: Tea Cups & Dancing Masks
Fridays: Lighthouses & Signal Flags
Saturdays: Sailors Valentines & U’u War Clubs
Sundays: Whaleboats & Whale Stamps

Food for Thought Lecture Series
Every Thursday
Fall 2015
October 8 – November 19
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.


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.