In the Heart of the SeaSummer Sunset Series
with Foggy Roots: Unplugged
Monday, August 29
7 9 P.M.
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for a special evening performance featuring Foggy Roots, Nantucket’s own reggae band, on the Whaling Museum’s gorgeous rooftop observation deck. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music! Light bites & a cash bar will be available.

Monday, August 29 $20/ticket SOLD OUT

Paul Winter and Roger Payne “Whales Alive” Concert
Featuring Paul Winter
& Roger Payne
Wednesday, August 31
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$10/ticket for program
$50/ticket for program & reception
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street


Join the NHA and special guests Paul Winter and Dr. Roger Payne for a unique concert at the Whaling Museum. Paul Winter is a saxophonist and composer, and seven-time Grammy winner. Payne is the biologist famous for the discovery of Humpback Whale songs in the '60s, and an environmentalist who has played a major role in the worldwide campaign to end commercial whaling. The two have collaborated for decades in creating music inspired by the whales, interweaving these extraordinary voices into the fabric of the music.

Presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.

Michael HarrisonFour Centuries Domestic Walking Tour with NHA,
Saturday, September 10
10 A.M. – Noon
$10/person (cash only)
Begins at the Oldest House
16 Sunset Hill

A unique collaborative walking tour with the Curator of the Mitchell House, and Nantucket Preservation Trust’s Executive Director and a Nantucket Historical Association historical interpreter that looks at the changes in domestic life over four centuries and how it shaped homes, buildings, neighborhoods, and land use. Participants should meet at the Oldest House on Sunset Hill (tour will end on Main Street).

Witness for the ProsecutionWitness for the Prosecution
at the Quaker Meeting House
Friday, September 23
Saturday, September 24
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Quaker Meeting House
7 Fair Street

Join the NHA and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) for a two-night run of Agatha Christie’s iconic short story and play Witness for the Prosecution at the Quaker Meeting House. Christie, the best-selling novelist of all time, is famous for works such as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Mousetrap. Witness for the Prosecution is a murder mystery will leave you at the edge of your pew until the very last moments. Directed by TWN Artistic Director Justin Cerne.

Friday, September 23 $20/person
Saturday, September 24 $20/person

Michael Harrison“What’s on That Shelf?”: A Glimpse into Hidden Treasures from the NHA Collection
Tuesday, September 27
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$5/general public
Free for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street



Join NHA Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison for an evening of exploration and fun as we delve into the NHA’s rich collection of artifacts and pick a “shelf” of objects to highlight! This month’s theme is “The Gifts of Mrs. Durfee,” showing an eclectic mix of textiles and family objects given to the NHA in the 1920s and 1930s by Mrs. Mary Hatch Durfee, descendant of a Nantucket family.

Hands-On History
Daily from 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

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Join us for Hands-On History, a summer program full of crafts and activities for the whole family! 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.

The summer 2016 daily schedule for crafts is:

Mondays: Whale Mobiles & Whirligigs
Tuesdays: Arrowheads & Coral Necklaces
Wednesdays: Scrimshaw
Thursdays: Tea Cups & Dancing Masks
Fridays: Lighthouses & Signal Flags
Saturdays: Sailors Valentines & U’u Clubs
Sundays: Whaleboats & Whale Stamps

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

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

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the fall 2016 season.

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.


Novation Media LogoFood for Thought media sponsorship generously provided by Novation Media.

The 2016 Food for Thought series is made possible in part by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.

Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.