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Rossini ClubRossini Club at Greater Light
Thursday, June 9
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$30/person
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

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Greater LightJoin the NHA and the Rossini Club for an evening of chamber music and food pairings in collaboration with Ambrosia. The Rossini Club is a chamber music collective featuring Nick Davies on clarinet, Carson Marshall and Anya Wilkening on violin, Catherine Chen on viola, and Nathan Watts on the cello.

At this program guests will enjoy of the music of Bright Sheng, Johannes Brahms and Maurice Ravel, while tasting complimentary appetizers that will bring to life the music and awaken all of one’s senses!


Poet Ross GayNHA and Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Special Writing Workshop with Poet Ross Gay
Saturday, June 11
9 A.M. – Noon
$20/person
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudyJoin poet Ross Gay, 2015 finalist for the National Book Award and assistant professor of English  at Indiana University for this very special three-hour writing workshop. Space is limited.

Presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.


Poet Ross GayNHA and Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Special Lecture with
Poet Ross Gay
Saturday, June 11
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudyJoin poet Ross Gay, 2015 finalist for the National Book Award and assistant professor of English at Indiana University for a very special lecture and poetry reading from his recent book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude . There will be a book signing immediately following the lecture.

Presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.


The Essex Ship Model”
with Mark Sutherland
Monday, June 13
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Join the NHA for an evening exploring shipbuilding techniques with craftsman Mark Sutherland. Describing the ship model on display in the NHA’s major exhibition Stove by a Whale: 20 Men, 3 Boats, 96 Days, Sutherland will share his personal experiences about crafting models as well as the Essex.


Jazz at the Museum:
A Concert with Ann Martindale
& Richard Busch
Thursday, June 16
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Join the NHA for a night of unforgettable jazz in the Whaling Museum's Gosnell Hall, featuring our beautifully restored 1925 Steinway grand piano. Ann Martindale and Richard Busch will perform a variety of jazz standards and American classics, featuring George and Ira Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Harold Arlen, and many more.


Surviving the Essex:
The Afterlife of America’s Most Storied Shipwreck
with Author David O. Dowling
Monday, June 20
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Join the NHA for a special lecture and book signing with David O. Dowling, author of Surviving the Essex: The Afterlife of America’s Most Storied Shipwreck. Dowling explores the survivors’ accounts of the whaleship Essex’s ill-fated voyage and the role viewpoint plays into shaping memories of an event. He delves into the impact the story had on Herman Melville when he penned Moby-Dick.

A book signing will follow the presentation.


Glynn Christian“Mrs. Christian – Bounty Mutineer” with Glynn Christian
Monday, June 27
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Join the NHA for a special lecture featuring Glynn Christian, author of Mrs. Christian: ‘Bounty’ Mutineer. Glynn Christian, direct descendent and biographer of Fletcher Christian (the leader of the 1789 mutiny on the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty), reveals important historical connections between Nantucket and Pitcairn Island, the secret refuge of Bounty mutineers for almost twenty years. Christian unveils the untold story of Mautua, Tahitian wife of Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian, and what she and eleven other women endured to survive on Pitcairn Island. Glynn Christian is also the author of Fragile Paradise: The Discovery of Fletcher Christian, ‘Bounty’ Mutineer.


Sonic SeaSonic Sea Film Screening and Q&A with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Michael Jasny
Tuesday, June 28
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Join the NHA for a screening of Sonic Sea, a 60-minute film about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed the way we understand our oceans. The film is narrated by actress Rachel McAdams and features singer Sting. Additionally, it features renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs.

A Q&A session with Michael Jasny, Director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project, overseen by the Natural Resources Defense Council, will immediately follow the film.

This film contains images of graphic nature and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Eric Jay DolinBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse with author Eric Jay Dolin
Wednesday, June 29
Lecture at 6 P.M.
(doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

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Join the NHA for a special lecture and book signing with Eric Jay Dolin, author of Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse.

Dolin tells the story of how American lighthouses contributed to the growth and prosperity of the United States and the keepers and their families who kept the lights shining. Dolin is also the author of When America First Met China, Fur, Fortune, and Empire, and Leviathan.

A book signing will follow the presentation.


Museum After Dark
Saturday, July 23
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Get ready to #ackMAD with us at the Whaling Museum this summer!

This unique event brings together the next generation in a one-of-a-kind museum setting for a night of celebration to benefit the Nantucket Historical Association.


Special Offer: The first 50 people to buy a VIP ticket will be automatically entered in a raffle to win one month FREE to the new Ezia Athletic Club!

Museum After DarkVIP Ticket
8 P.M. - Midnight
$150/person

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VIP early admission includes:

 

General Admission Ticket
9:30 P.M. - Midnight
$95/person

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