UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Discover the NHA


Foggy RootsSummer Sunset Series
with Foggy Roots
Monday
August 21
7 – 9 P.M.
$20/ticket
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Purchase tickets here in advance. These concerts will sell out!

Join the NHA for special evening performances 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 and a cash bar will be available.

Monday, August 21 $20/ticket SOLD OUT


Summer Sunset Series 
with Audio ArchitechsSummer Sunset Series
with Audio Architechs
Monday, August 28
7 – 9 P.M.
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Purchase tickets here in advance. These concerts will sell out!

Join the NHA for special evening performances featuring Audio Architechs and other special guests 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 28
Billy Desmond
$20/ticket


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


Ben Phillips and a shark“Underwater Photography: Massachusetts to Manila” with Underwater Photographer & Diver Ben Phillips
Thursday, August 24
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 for a special evening lecture with Nantucket's own international adventurer and photographer Ben Phillips as he invites us under the waves. From the waters in Southeast Asia to those 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.


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.


Dr. Roger Payne and Actress Lisa HarrowSeaChange: Reversing the Tide with Dr. Roger Payne and Actress Lisa Harrow
Wednesday, August 30
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$25/ticket
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Should everything dance to humanity's tune, or might that lead to the destruction of life on Earth? This question is addressed by the performance piece SeaChange: Reversing the Tide.

By combining knowledge of science with the wisdom of poetry, whale biologist Roger Payne and actress Lisa Harrow argue compellingly that man is not the overseer of life but an integral part of life's complex web, and that our survival requires that we attend not to just our own well-being, but make the well-being of the entire web of life a primary consideration for every action we take, for if we do less we will have no future.

A short reception will follow the program.

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


Actress Lisa Harrow“Shakespeare’s Daughters”
with Actress Lisa Harrow
Thursday, August 31
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$25/ticket
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

 

 

Join actress Lisa Harrow as she shares her reflections gleaned from a lifetime of exploring the fascinating female characters from some of Shakespeare’s greatest works. In this evening presentation, Harrow combines words from some of his most well-known figures with her own, in an examination of the power of being a daughter.

New Zealander Lisa Harrow has had a life-long love of Shakespeare’s writing. She began her career playing Olivia in Twelfth Night opposite Judy Dench’s Viola at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and recently performed as Volumnia in Red Bull Theatre’s production of Coriolanus, which won her the 2016 Joe A. Calloway Award for the best performance by an actress in a classical play in New York City.

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

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


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.



Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.