Nantucket Historical Association | Nantucket, MA

Virtual History of the Old Mill with Karl Wietzel

Join us to learn about the “Old Mill,” the oldest functioning mill in the country, built in 1746 by Nathan Wilbur, a Nantucket sailor who had spent time in Holland. It is the only surviving mill of the four “smock mills” that once stood overlooking Nantucket town.

Tune in to learn more about this historic mechanical engineering landmark.

Karl Wietzel is the Nantucket Historical Association’s Collection’s Specialist and Manager of K-12 Education. Mr. Wietzel holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and a Bachelors of Arts in History from Hartwick College. Before joining the NHA team, has held education and collection’s management positions at the Hanford Mills Museum, The Yaeger Museum of Arts and Culture, and the Fenimore Art Museum. In his current role, Wietzel divides his time between cataloging the NHA’s archaeological collection, creating family and student programming, and the interpretation and operation of the Old Mill.

Media sponsorship provided by Novation Media
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Feb 11 2021


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


FREE and Open to All via Zoom

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2021 Annual Events

  • April 23 – 25, Daffodil Festival
  • May 19 – 23, Wine Festival
  • June 17 – 20, Nantucket Preservation Month
  • June, Book Festival
  • July 3 – Independence Day Festivities; Downtown Celebration and Independence Day Fireworks
  • July 13 – 15, Nantucket Garden Festival
  • July 15 – 17, Comedy Festival
  • July 17 – 28, Film Festival
  • July, Nantucket Art and Artisan Show
  • July 19 – 24, Dance Festival
  • August 5 – 7, NHA’s Nantucket by Design
  • August 14, Boston Pops
  • August 14 -22, Nantucket Race Week
  • August 22, Opera House Cup
  • August, Marine Life Release Day
  • October 9, Cranberry Festival
  • November, NHA’s Festival of Wreaths
  • December, Christmas Stroll
  • December, NHA’s Festival of Trees