Walden Chamber Players Concerts
Friday, September 26 &Sunday, September 28
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Walden Chamber PlayersThe NHA is pleased to present the return of the world-famous Walden Chamber Players for two performances at the Whaling Museum this autumn.

One of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today, the Walden Chamber Players will bring together rousing and eclectic combination of classical instrumentation with a piano quintet ensemble that draws from a rich palette of sources and styles.

Evening Concert
Friday, September 26
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$10 per person
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street


Friday evening’s performance will feature the following classical pieces:

“Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K.493” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40” by Johannes Brahms
“Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15” by Gabriel Fauré


Afternoon Concert
Sunday, September 28
Noon – 1 P.M.
FREE with museum admission
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Tickets for Sunday's performance are included with regular museum admission, with the concert beginning at Noon in Gosnell Hall at the Whaling Museum. Current NHA members gain free access to the museum and this program.

This performance will feature:

"Divertimento for horn, violin, and cello in E-flat major" by Franz Joseph Haydn
"Chaconne for violin and viola" by Krzysztof Penderecki
"Sea Eagle for solo horn" by Peter Maxwell-Davies
"String Trio No. 1, Op. 135" by Joseph Jongen


NHA 1800 House Stitching Gam
Every Tuesday through
September 30
2–4 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Extended for the month of September due to POPULAR DEMAND!

Bring your unfinished needlework projects to this informal weekly gathering in the Nantucket Corner at the Whaling Museum.

Waterfall Pollack FamilyWaterfall Pollack Family Concert
Thursday, October 2
6 P.M.(doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10 per person
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street




Mendocino Music FestivalJoin the NHA for an unforgettable night of music featuring the Waterfall Pollack Family. Co-founders of the Mendocino Music Festival, pianist Susan Waterfall and composer/saxophonist Allan Pollack will perform with their son Julian, a musical prodigy and accomplished pianist. Featuring a range of musical styles from classical to hip hop to jazz, this special concert will also feature engaging conversation with the Waterfall Pollacks about music in our changing world and the importance of place in the musical community.

Presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation


Thursday, October 9 & Sunday, October 12
6 P.M.(doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$20 per person
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) are thrilled to present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the historic Greater Light property.

Power, ambition and triumph… but at what cost?  Macbeth, perhaps one of the darkest works from “The Bard,” explores the consequences of using evil forces to achieve ones’ goals.  While the rise may be mighty, the fall is even greater.

Thursday, October 9 $20 per person
Sunday, October 12 $20 per person


Child posing in front of the NHA Old Mill15th Annual NHA Harvest Fair
Saturday, October 18
Noon–3 P.M.
$5/child, Free for accompanying adults
Old Mill, 50 Prospect Street

Grab the family and join us at the Old Mill for an afternoon of activities celebrating the history of Nantucket harvests!

Highlights of this event include tours of the Old Mill, old-fashioned games, and autumn crafts. Seasonal refreshments of apple cider, apples, and corn bread will be served.

In the event of rain, Harvest Fair will move to the Whaling Museum.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Every Thursday starting October 2
Noon–1 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the 2014 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.

Waterfall Pollack FamilyOctober 2:
"Creating the Mendocino Music Festival" with Susan Waterfall, Allan Pollack and Julian Waterfall Pollack

Join musicians Susan Waterfall, Allan Pollack, and Julian Waterfall Pollack as they share their experience founding and running the Mendocino Music Festival, a thriving Californian music festival now in its twenty-ninth year.

Joe HaleOctober 9:
"Illuminating the World" with Joe Hale

Co-founder of the Global BrightLight Foundation and Nantucket resident Joe Hale describes his mission to bring light to the world's most impoverished communities.



Museu da BaleiaOctober 16:
"Whaling in Madeira" with Bob Hellman

NHA staff member Bob Hellman, an authority on historic whaling, will introduce highlights from Madeira’s recently renovated Museum of the Whale and provide historic tidbits about whaling in Madeira, an archipelago off the coast of Portugal. Includes a screening of a short film about the twentieth-century history of whaling in that region.

Ben ShattuckOctober 23:
"Creative Writing and History
with Ben Shattuck"

2014 NHA Verney Fellow and author Ben Shattuck will explore his creative process, and extensive research, in envisioning the world of his forthcoming novel about eighteenth-century Nantucket.

Amy Jenness photo by Laura PlessOctober 30:
"Four Centuries of Nantucket Seasons" with Amy Jenness

Learn why presidents always visit Nantucket in the autumn and why Nantucketers have so much to celebrate in the summer with Amy Jenness, author of the recently-released book This Day in Nantucket History, as she shares tales of Nantucket’s rich history by season.


Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.