UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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New England Aquarium’s Dr. Rosalind Rolland“50-Ton Patients: Adventures of a Whale Veterinarian at Sea” with New England Aquarium’s Dr. Rosalind Rolland
Monday, June 26
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/ticket for general public
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join the NHA for a lecture with Dr. Rosalind Rolland, New England Aquarium Director of Ocean Health, as she presents her research on whale health and reproduction, and what whales can reveal to us about the ocean’s health in general. 

In 1999, Dr. Rolland, a research veterinarian, embarked on a mission to understand why highly endangered North Atlantic right whales were having so few calves. Since that time, Dr. Rolland and her colleagues have developed unique approaches and non-invasive methods to study health and reproduction in these 50-ton leviathans.


“A Night of Stories: Tales from Cottage Hospital Nurses”
Tuesday, June 27
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE and open to all
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join the NHA and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital for the first program in a series of events that will celebrate the 105-year history of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

On June 27, some of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s longtime nurses, both current staff members and retirees, will come together for a night of stories to share some of the heartwarming, hilarious, and eccentric tales of nursing on an island thirty miles out to sea.

This oral history event will feature longtime Nantucket Cottage Hospital nurses:

The panel will be moderated by Nantucket Cottage Hospital Public Information Officer Jason Graziadei.


NHA Member Mornings: June
Greater Light
Behind-the-Scenes Textiles Tour
Wednesday June 28
8 A.M.
FREE (open to current NHA members only)
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

Join us for coffee and conversation at our 2017 NHA Member Mornings series, featuring behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA historic sites and exhibitions.

In this month’s program, NHA members will get exclusive access to the NHA’s Greater Light historic property and view special textiles that once belonged to Hanna and Gertrude Monaghan with NHA Textile Specialist Jennifer Nieling and NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison.

R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or [email protected].

Not a member yet? Click here to learn about the benefits and join today!

With generous support of NHA Business Members: Novation Media & Yellow Productions


Paul Winter“In Celebration of the Earth”:
with Musician Paul Winter
Wednesday, June 28
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$25/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

A journey through Paul Winter’s world of “living music,” the concert will feature his soprano sax with the voices of Wolf, Whale, Bull Elk, Whooping Crane, Woodthrush, and other members of what Winter calls “the greater symphony of the Earth.” The concert will be interwoven with stories of Winter’s adventures making music in the wilderness. His playing, and the voices of the creatures, will be accompanied by the recorded sounds of his “two-legged colleagues” of the Paul Winter Consort.

Winter’s unique music and wildlife odyssey has taken him, over the past three decades, to 52 countries on six continents. He has recorded 40 albums, six of which have won Grammy awards. His environmental work has been honored by the United Nations Environment Program, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

A short reception will follow the performance.

This concert is presented with generous support from the Hall-Froelich Foundation.


Joe FloodA Troubadour’s Tour of Historic Nantucket: Live Concert with Songwriter Joe Flood
Friday, June 30
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person
FREE FOR MEMBERS
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join the NHA for the world premiere concert and release party of new music inspired by Nantucket history from singer/songwriter Joe Flood.

Over the last year, Flood has immersed himself in stories from the past, and absorbed the essence of the island’s rich history at some of its most iconic historic sites.  His personal experiences and historic research have culminated in a full-length album of original new music.  From the early Wampanoag days to the art colony in the 1930s, Flood captures Nantucket history and brings it to life like never before.

This world premiere concert features Joe Flood playing the full album on acoustic guitar and bass.


"Hanna in Her Garden: An Afternoon at Greater Light"
Wednesdays in July
July 5, July 12, July 19, & July 26
2 P.M.
FREE for NHA Members
$5/ticket for the general public
Greater Light Garden
8 Howard Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Join Nantucket artist and photographer Beverly Hall as she brings alive the spirit of Hanna Monaghan in this free theatrical series in the Greater Light Garden every Wednesday in July. Hanna and Gertrude Monaghan, the sisters who transformed Greater Light from a livestock barn into their summer home and artistic retreat in the 1930s, were daring, eclectic and passionate about the arts. Hall breathes life into Hanna Monaghan as she reads from Monaghan's own writings and memoirs.

Please plan to walk or bike to this program as parking is very limited.

Wednesday, July 5 $5/ticket
Wednesday, July 12 $5/ticket
Wednesday, July 19 $5/ticket
Wednesday, July 26 $5/ticket


Nan Daeschler Hauser"South Pacific Whale Tales:
A Perspective of Whales, Then and Now" with Nan Daeschler Hauser
Wednesday, July 5
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/person for lecture
$50/person for lecture and reception
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Diver with two whalesJoin the NHA and world-renowned ocean conservationist Nan Daeschler Hauser for a thrilling evening of underwater stories from the South Pacific and beyond as she shares her adventures researching one of the last populations of endangered humpback whales on the planet.

Hauser will highlight a variety of topics including the history of South Pacific whaling across Oceania, the similarities between Nantucket and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, why whales are important to the health of the ocean, and so much more.

Tickets are available for the lecture only (6 – 7 P.M.) as well as the lecture and short reception afterwards (7 – 8 P.M.).


Out if the Box Unpacking Nantucket Stories123rd NHA Annual Meeting
Friday, July 7
5 P.M. (doors open at 4:30 P.M.)
FREE (open to current NHA members only)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

The NHA Annual Meeting is held every year in the month of July for the delivery of reports and conduct of organizational business, as well as the nomination of candidates for election as Trustees by the membership.

The 2017 Annual Meeting’s featured program is a special lecture from keynote speaker John Dichtl, President & CEO for the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), entitled “The Relevance of History in the 21st Century”.

R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or [email protected].

Not a member yet? Click here to learn about the benefits and join today!

With generous support of NHA Business Members:


Out if the Box Unpacking Nantucket StoriesOut of the Box:
Unpacking Nantucket Stories
Exhibition Behind-the-Scenes
Curator Tour
Tuesday, July 11
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA Members
$10/person
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join the NHA and Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the NHA’s newest exhibition, Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket Stories. Harrison gives visitors a glimpse into the treasured artifacts on display and breathes life into the stories of Nantucket’s inhabitants over four centuries.


NHA Member Mornings: July
“Dear Absent Ones”:
The Seafaring Pinkhams
Exhibition
Behind-the-Scenes Curator Tour
Wednesday July 26
8 A.M.
FREE (open to current NHA members only)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join us for coffee and conversation at our 2017 NHA Member Mornings series, featuring behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA historic sites and exhibitions.

In this month’s program, NHA members will get an inside look at the Whaling Museum’s new exhibition from NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison.

R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or [email protected].

Not a member yet? Click here to learn about the benefits and join today!

With generous support of NHA Business Members: Novation Media & Yellow Productions


NHA Member Mornings: August
Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket Stories Exhibition
Behind-the-Scenes Curator Tour
Wednesday August 23
8 A.M.
FREE (open to current NHA members only)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Join us for coffee and conversation at our 2017 NHA Member Mornings series, featuring behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA historic sites and exhibitions.

Get an inside look at the Whaling Museum’s new major exhibition from NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison.

R.S.V.P. to NHA Membership Coordinator Lexi Norton at (508) 228-1894, ext. 116 or [email protected].

Not a member yet? Click here to learn about the benefits and join today!

With generous support of NHA Business Members: Novation Media & Yellow Productions


Free Fun FridaysFree Fun Fridays
Friday, August 25
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Enjoy free admission to the Whaling Museum on Friday, August 25 as part of Highland Street Foundation's 9th 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-five institutions across the state are participating and will offer families free admission to their programs and activities.

Learn more about this program and other participating institutions.


Free Fun FridaysHands-On History
Daily, July 1 – August 31
1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
FREE for NHA members or with purchase of museum admission
Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street

Hands-On History offers children and their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection!

The daily craft schedule is as follows:

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: Whale Boats & Whale Stamps

Hands-On History is free for NHA members or free with regular museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Returning Fall 2017
Noon – 1 P.M
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Food for Thought features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket. All participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and join us for a different lecture every week!

If you missed any of our previous lectures, you can view them on the NHA YouTube channel.


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


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



Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.