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Black and white photos of a formally dressed group from the 1800's on the left and a group of 5 in casual ware posing with a car on the right.Special Three-Part Lecture Series: “Nantucket’s Portuguese Heritage”
Sunday, March 25
2:00 P.M.
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Frances Karttunen, NHA Research Fellow, delivers a series of lectures highlighting the archipelagos that contributed to Nantucket’s Portuguese community, a photographic journey to the Cape Verde Islands and the Azores Islands, a history of Azoreans on Nantucket, and a grand finale of photos of individuals of Nantucket’s Portuguese community.

Fish paperwieght.1800 House Spring Series
March 24 and 31
12:30 – 3:30 P.M.
FREE tuition, $30 materials fee
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Why wait until June to spark your creative flair for Nantucket history? NHA hosts a series of the signature 1800 House decorative arts classes at the Whaling Museum in March.

There is limited space available for each class, tickets for each class must be purchased in advance.

Penwork Trinket Boxes March 24
Penwork is a traditional form of decoration on wood boxes and furniture often meant to mimic inlaid ivory. Choose a motif inspired by the NHA collections to create your unique box.
Collage Paperweights March 31
Combine historic images and natural materials to create a unique glass paperweight.

Food for Thought Lecture Series
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 2018 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.

Marianne LongThursday, March 1:
“Awareness Inspires Conservation” with Marianne Long, Education Director for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Research projects of Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and how they impact conservation and public safety efforts.

Marianne LongThursday, March 8:
“Women Engaged in Civic Action on Nantucket” with Melissa Murphy and Jennifer Cohen

Join “WECAN” Co-founders Melissa Murphy and Jennifer Cohen on International Women’s Day to learn about “Women Engaged in Civic Action on Nantucket” , the importance of getting more women elected and appointed to boards on local, state, and federal levels.

Marianne LongThursday, March 15:
“Belfast: Peace Now What?” with filmmaker John Stanton

Local filmmaker John Stanton was in Belfast, Northern Ireland, researching a film on life there 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement put an official end to the bloody sectarian conflict called the Troubles. He will show two short, work-in-progress videos.

Thursday, March 22:

Cancelled due to weather!

Peter Brace Thursday, March 29:
“Coastal Erosion & Sea Level Rise” with Peter Brace

Join NHA and author, UMass adjunct professor, and found of Nantucket Walkabout, Peter Brace for a lecture on Coastal Erosion & Sea Level Rise.

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

The 2017 Food for Thought series was 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.