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Food for Thought Lecture Series
Thursdays, October 19 – November 16
Noon – 1 P.M
FREE and open to all
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the 2017 season. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the fun!

Food for Thought features authors, photographers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on topics related to Nantucket.

Upcoming speakers will be announced soon. In the meantime, catch up on previous Food for Thought on the NHA YouTube channel.


NHA Gosnell Executive Director James RussellThursday, October 19:
“Meet the New NHA Gosnell Executive Director”
with James Russell

Join the NHA and newly-appointed Gosnell Executive Director James Russell (former Executive Director of the New Bedford Whaling Museum) as he introduces himself to the Nantucket community and touches on his experiences working in the maritime history field.


Mary Longacre with a 1957 Fire EngineThursday, October 26:
“The Bumpy Road: Restoring Nantucketís 1957 Fire Engine”
with Mary Longacre

Join the NHA and Mary Longacre as she discusses the challenges of buying a 1957 American LaFrance fire engine nicknamed “Spunky” that served Nantucket for over twenty-five years, and how she has worked to get the antique fire engine restored and running today.


Catch up on previous Food for Thought talks on the NHA YouTube channel.

The 2017 Food for Thought series is made possible in part by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.

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





Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.