UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Whaling MuseumMember Thursdays:
Evening at the Museum
April 30 and May 28
Thursdays
5 – 7 P.M.
FREE for NHA members
$10 for non-member adults
$5 for children 7-17
Free for children under 6
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for extended evening hours at the Whaling Museum! Enjoy the museum’s permanent collections and newest special exhibitions after hours. Get an exclusive tour of the new Stove by a Whale major exhibition from NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison at 6 P.M. Experience the Whaling Museum in a whole new light!


Oldest HouseFour Centuries Domestic Walking Tour
Saturday, May 30
10 A.M. – Noon
FREE for NHA members
$10 for non-member adults
$10/person
Oldest House, 16 Sunset Hill

Join the NHA, Maria Mitchell Association and Nantucket Preservation Trust, for a unique collaborative walking tour that looks at the changes in domestic life over four centuries and how it shaped homes, buildings, neighborhoods, and land use. Participants meet at the Oldest House at 16 Sunset Hill and explore nearby neighborhoods.

No reservations required. Cash only.


Jonathan OllyLecture: “New England’s Mythic Fisherman” with Historian Jonathan Olly
Saturday, May 30
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
(Advance registration online or by phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA for a special evening lecture with historian Jonathan Olly, exploring the myth and reality of New England's fishing communities. From the romanticized icon of the "old sea salt," to the struggle for representation facing today's fishermen, Olly tells the story of New England's fishermen and their lasting place in the American imagination.


Travis HortonLecture: “How Do Whales Navigate?” with Scientist Travis Horton
Monday, June 8
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
(Advance registration online or by
phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

How do animals navigate? An answer to this fundamental question has eluded philosophers and scientists for more than 3000 years – until now. Join the NHA for an evening lecture with scientist Travis Horton as he uncovers the basics of humpback whale navigation using satellite tracking and historic whaling logbooks. Horton, the first scientist to use this combination of historical documents and GPS tracking, will also discuss the value of whaleship logbooks to our understanding of animal navigation behavior through time.


Emily DondalsonLecture: "Pacific Parallels: Marquesas Islanders and the Essex Crew" with Anthropologist Emily Donaldson
Monday, June 15
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
(Advance registration online or by phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA for an evening exploring the Marquesas with anthropologist Emily Donaldson. From the Essex crewmen’s near brush with the Marquesas, to broader history of the island and darker stories of cannibalism, Donaldson will share her personal experiences researching on the island and look into the effect of the island’s history on the lives of contemporary locals as well as tourists.


Frank MorralLecture and Book-Signing: “Hidden History of Nantucket: The Civil War Memorial” With Author & Historian Frank Morral
Wednesday, June 17
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
(Advance registration online or by phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA for a special evening lecture with historian Frank Morral as he reveals the hidden history of Nantucket’s Civil War Monument. Morral will explore the monument’s story from the very beginning and share the stories of the men honored on its face. Featuring new details uncovered in the course of his research on the forthcoming book, Hidden History of Nantucket, Morral’s talk will include surprises and fun facts for all lovers of Nantucket history.


Author Nathaniel PhilbrickAn Evening with Author
Nathaniel Philbrick

with the Nantucket Book Festival
Sunday, June 21
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA and the Nantucket Book Festival for an evening with Nantucket author Nathaniel Philbrick. His book, In the Heart of the Sea, the true story of the ill-fated whaleship Essex, will be released as a major motion picture in December 2015 by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the author and a reception at the Whaling Museum.


Leslie LinsleyLecture and Book-Signing: “Nantucket Cottage Gardens” with Author Leslie Linsley
Monday, June 22
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
(Advance registration online or by
phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA for a special evening lecture with author Leslie Linsley as she explores the historic cottages of ‘Sconset and other island homes. Linsley will guide the audience through the process behind the creation of her new book and shares samples of Nantucket’s most popular design themes.


Lecture: “Beasts”: An Artist’s Vision of Conservation with Artist Jane Houghton
Monday, June 29
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
(Advance registration online or by phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


 

Join the NHA for a special evening with artist Jane Houghton as she discusses her approach to conservation and the endangered species movement through her latest mixed media works.


Moby Dick starring Gregory PeckMoby-Dick starring Gregory Peck with the Nantucket Dreamland Theater
Tuesday, June 30
7 P.M.
$10/person
Dreamland Theater
17 South Water Street


 

Join the NHA and the Nantucket Dreamland Theater for a special screening of John Huston’s Moby-Dick. Starring Gregory Peck, Huston’s spectacular adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel is not-to-be-missed on the big screen!


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 VinLive in Concert: Coq au Vin
Mondays
July 20, August 3
Saturday, May 2
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 ShipsDown to the Sea in Ships (1922)
accompanied by Jennifer Maxwell
Tuesday, July 21
6 P.M.
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.


Down to the Sea in ShipsThe Sea Beast (1926)
accompanied by Victoria Ruggiero
with the Nantucket Dreamland Theater & the Berklee School of Music
Tuesday, August 4
6 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA, the Dreamland Theater, and Berklee School 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.


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.