UPCOMING PROGRAMS

2016 Summer Sunset Series kick off with Audio Architechs featuring Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation). Filmed by Dan Driscoll and September Productions


In the Heart of the SeaSummer Sunset Series
with Foggy Roots: Unplugged
Mondays
August 1, August 15, & August 29
7 9 P.M.
$20/ticket
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 1 $20/ticket
Monday, August 15 $20/ticket
Monday, August 29 $20/ticket


Ali Shaheed MuhammadSummer Sunset Series
featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Monday, August 8
7 – 10 P.M. (doors open at 7 P.M.)
$100/person (includes light bites
& cash bar)
Main Hall of Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special evening performance featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammed, DJ and founding member of A Tribe Called Quest.

Light bites and a cash bar will be available. 

This performance will take place inside the Whaling Museum's MAIN HALL, under the great whale. 


Audio ArchitechsSummer Sunset Series
with Audio Architechs
Monday, August 22
7 10 P.M.
$20/ticket
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for a special evening performance featuring Nantucket's own Audio Architechs 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 and a cash bar will be available.

Monday, August 22 $20/ticket


Free Fun Fridays
Friday, July 29
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.


Rob CocuzzoTracking the Wild Coomba:
The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs

Lecture and Book Signing
with author Rob Cocuzzo
Wednesday, August 3
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$25/ticket ($5 from each ticket will be donated to the Doug Coombs Foundation)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for the exclusive world book launch of Robert Cocuzzo’s first full-length book Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs. Arguably the greatest adventure skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world. He graced magazine covers, wowed moviegoers, became the face of top ski companies, and ascended as the king of big mountain extreme skiing. Beyond a biography, Tracking the Wild Coomba is an adventure story that takes readers into the extreme mountains where Doug Coombs pioneered a new era of skiing. A book signing and author reception will follow the talk.

$5 from every ticket will be donated to the Doug Coombs Foundation.


Moby-Dick RehearsedMoby-Dick Rehearsed
August 9 12
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$30/ticket performance only
$75/ticket 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 the theatrical run includes a cocktail reception with the cast.

John Shea in Moby-Dick Rehearsed

Tuesday, August 9 $30/ticket
Wednesday, August 10 $30/ticket
Thursday, August 11 $30/ticket
Friday, August 12 $75/ticket (includes reception) 


Ben PhillipsNantucket’s Offshore Wonders
with Underwater Photographer Ben Phillips
Sunday, August 14
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join the NHA for a special evening lecture with international adventurer and photographer Ben Phillips as he invites us under the waves. From the waters surrounding Nantucket, Phillips’ filming and photography bring us closer to some of the deep water’s most diminutive dwellers and some of its most magnificent creatures.


In the Heart of the SeaIn the Heart of the Sea Film Screening
Sunday, August 21
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/ticket
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for a special film screening of Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard’s film In the Heart of the Sea, an adaptation of Nantucket author Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book in the Whaling Museum’s main hall.

In the Heart of the Sea recounts the tale of the ill-fated Nantucket whaleship Essex which was stove by a whale in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, and later inspired Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick. It stars Chris Hemsworth as the Essex’s first mate Owen Chase, Benjamin Walker as Captain George Pollard, Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy, and Ben Wishaw as novelist Herman Melville. Tom Holland also stars as the young cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, thirty years later.

Sunday, August 21 $10/ticket


Michael Harrison“What’s on That Shelf?”: A Glimpse into Hidden Treasures from the NHA Collection
Tuesday, August 23
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 “Getting There is Half the Fun,” highlighting travel and transportation through the years on Nantucket, including a model of a Singaporean boat made of cloves, circa 1850.


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
(closed on Friday, July 8)
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.

Please note: There will be no Hands-On History on Friday, July 8.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Returns Fall 2016
Noon – 1 P.M.
FREE
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.