Nantucket Historical Association | Nantucket, MA

Webinar: House History Research Workshop

Let us help you discover your Nantucket home’s story!

Tune into this FREE virtual workshop where participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or other historic property, using resources available through the Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket Atheneum, Town records offices, and more. There will also be a Q&A session and information for attendees who need help in taking the next step.

This workshop is open to everyone with an interest in local history, regardless of past experience.

This program is co-sponsored by the Housing Nantucket, the Nantucket Atheneum, and the Nantucket Preservation Trust,

Betsy Tyler is a Nantucket Historical Association Research Fellow and served as the inaugural Obed Macy Research Chair. She holds an MSLS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Tyler’s knowledge of notable Nantucket women is extensive, as evidenced by the biographies she wrote alongside Susan Boardman’s embroidered narratives in “Sometimes Think of Me”: Notable Nantucket Women through the Centuries. Her biography on Nantucket whaling wife Susan Veeder, A Thousand Leagues of Blue: The Pacific Whaling Voyages of Charles and Susan Veeder of Nantucket was published by the NHA in 2019. She is currently researching Phebe Folger Coleman.

Amelia Holmes is the Nantucket Historical Association’s Director of Collections & Research Services. She holds an MSLS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. An enthusiastic generalist, she provides leadership for the Nantucket Historical Association’s museum and library collections and research programs.


Lincoln Thurber is the Nantucket Atheneum’s Head Reference Librarian, where he also oversees special collections archives and public access technology. He holds an MSLIS from Simmons College.


Jan 28 2021


6:30 pm

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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