Jan
22
Wed
2020
Rotary Speaker: Robin Hayward @ Fairgrounds Restaurant
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Speaker: Robin Hayward @ Fairgrounds Restaurant

Director of A Baby Center

Lecture: Dr. Jen Karberg, Nantucket’s Salt Marshes and Coastal Resilience @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Lecture: Dr. Jen Karberg, Nantucket's Salt Marshes and Coastal Resilience @ Nantucket Atheneum

Nantucket is at the forefront of climate change and projected impacts from sea level rise. But the island is fortunate to benefit from local research and innovation on ways to adapt to these changes. The natural beauty and resources that draw people to Nantucket are also some of the things that will help protect the island from climate change impacts.
This talk explores the ecological function and benefits of Nantucket’s natural coastal buffers, particularly salt marshes and coastal dunes. Learn about local research and restoration aimed at improving salt marsh function and the role that salt marshes play in the island’s coastal resilience.

Dr Jen Karberg is the Research Program Supervisor for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. She researches fresh and salt water wetland ecology and restoration, climate change and coastal resiliency, rare plant ecology and disturbance ecology. Jen studied plant ecology at the University of Michigan as an undergrad and then obtained advanced degrees from Michigan Technological University in wetland ecology and rare species conservation genetics. On island for 12 years , Jen has co-chaired the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Research Conference, served on the Nantucket Conservation Commission, and various boards of the Society of Wetland Scientists. She currently represents NCF on the Nantucket Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee and is Chair of the Women in Wetland’s section of the Society of Wetland Scientists.

Free admission

Jan
29
Wed
2020
Rotary Speaker: Gary Shaw @ Fairgrounds Restaurant
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Speaker: Gary Shaw @ Fairgrounds Restaurant

President and CEO of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: Gift of Thrift with Nancy Newhouse @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: Gift of Thrift with Nancy Newhouse @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Nancy Newhouse about the Hospital Thrift Shop and the Gift of Thrift!
Nancy Newhouse will talk about the history of the Hospital Thrift Shop, its impact on the island, its 90 years as an institution that has touched, in some way, practically everyone who lives here, and the many who make it a destination during their summer vacations.

Feb
13
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: Thousand Leagues of Blue with Betsy Tyler @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: Thousand Leagues of Blue with Betsy Tyler @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Betsy Tyler about her new NHA publication, A Thousand Leagues of Blue, The Pacific Whaling Voyages of Charles and Susan Veeder of Nantucket.
This beautifully illustrated, 231-page hardcover publication is the true story of the trials and tribulations of a family enmeshed in the whaling industry and the ensuing drama and destruction wrought by this brutal pursuit.

In the center of the tale is an ordinary woman, Susan Veeder, who led an extraordinary life. She lived on a whaleship for more than four years, recorded her experiences in a rare, illustrated journal, and then settled back into her Nantucket home while her husband and sons all returned to the sea, in voyage after voyage. In a shocking denouement to their lives, Susan’s husband, Charles Veeder, a respected and successful whaling captain, devolved into a drunken madman, became enamored of a Polynesian woman and chose to remain in the South Seas for the rest of his life.

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: Photography Life of Cary Hazlegrove @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: Photography Life of Cary Hazlegrove @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Cary Hazlegrove about how Nantucket has been the main inspiration of her photography life.
Cary Hazelgrove has been photographing every corner of Nantucket for over 40 years. From the people who change with the seasons, to the beaches, moors and ponds as her inspiration, she has, and continues, to capture the endless beauty and unique rhythms of the place we all call home.

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: On the Prowl for Owls with Ginger Andrews @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: On the Prowl for Owls with Ginger Andrews @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Ginger Andrews about Owls on Nantucket!
Ginger will present a short history of Nantucket Barn Owls, talk about her on-going research at the edge of Barn Owl range, and the insights due to her close relationship growing up with them.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: Eelgrass Restoration with Dr. Aylssa Novak & Carl Sjolund @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: Eelgrass Restoration with Dr. Aylssa Novak & Carl Sjolund @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Dr. Aylssa Novak & Carl Sjolund on Eelgrass Restoration.

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: One Book One Island Community Share @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: One Book One Island Community Share @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought special community share surrounding One Book One Island in partnership with Nantucket Atheneum.

Mar
19
Thu
2020
Food for Thought: Our Treasures at Your Fingertips with Amelia Holmes and Sara David @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm
Food for Thought: Our Treasures at Your Fingertips with Amelia Holmes and Sara David @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Amelia Holmes, NHA Associatie Director of the Research Library and Sara David, NHA Digitization Archivist for a special presentation of Our Treasures at Your Fingertips.