Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create your own Nantucket Floor cloth design using Lee Papale’s timeless iconic wildflower island design, a Nantucket map, compass rose or any other image that you wish.  Many stencil designs to choose from to create … Continue reading "Nantucket Floorcloth with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm Meet at 1 New Street in Siasconset
Learn about the unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The 75 minute tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort and actors colony at … Continue reading "’Sconset Walking Tour"
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, take a solo … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day
The sales tax holiday for 2020 will occur on August 29 and 30. Retail items of up to $2,500 purchased in Massachusetts for personal use on these two days will be exempt from sales tax.
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
Farmer Dan Southey from Washashore Farm will discuss his ducks in this session of Sustainable Nantucket’s Summer Farmer Workshop.  Register by calling  508-228-3399.
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Sep 1 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm Nantucket High School
Polls Open at Nantucket High School, Surfside Road
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sea Nantucket
Want to try kayaking but aren’t sure where to start? Follow one of MMA’s instructors and explore the island from the water! We will teach participants basic kayaking strokes and safety procedures, explore the creeks … Continue reading "Family Kayaking"
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Online
Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy and Nixon and Kissinger, discusses his new book How Did We Get Here: From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. The struggle to preserve the Republic has never without perils, … Continue reading "Online Conversation: Robert Dallek, ‘How Did We Get Here?’"
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Sep 3 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, take a solo … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
Beekeeper Peter Brace from Silly Dog Apiary offers and introduction to beekeeping in this session of Sustainable Nantucket’s Summer Farmer Workshop.  Register by calling  508-228-3399.
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
The Emerald Ash bore is quickly stealing our great American Ash trees.  Here is your chance to make a true family heirloom—An original Eric Taylor design. Every basket is made with his own materials including hand-pounded … Continue reading "Cottage Tool Tote with Eric Taylor"
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sea Nantucket
Want to try kayaking but aren’t sure where to start? Follow one of MMA’s instructors and explore the island from the water! We will teach participants basic kayaking strokes and safety procedures, explore the creeks … Continue reading "Family Kayaking"
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm Meet at 1 New Street in Siasconset
Learn about the unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The 75 minute tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort and actors colony at … Continue reading "’Sconset Walking Tour"
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Students will be carving and detailing a feather they will design. They will sketch and cutout from sheet of Basswood, sand, shape, then burn in the detail with burning pens. Then paint in their choice … Continue reading "Carved Wooden Feathers with Bill Sarni"
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
We will be carving a drake Ruddy duck decoy similar to the ones used by hunters along the east coast. We will be using hand tools to carve using native white pine wood. We then … Continue reading "Carved Ruddy Duck Drake Decoy with Bill Sarni"
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
We will be carving a drake Ruddy duck decoy similar to the ones used by hunters along the east coast. We will be using hand tools to carve using native white pine wood. We then … Continue reading "Carved Ruddy Duck Drake Decoy with Bill Sarni"
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Using traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create an eight-pointed, star pattern Sailors Valentine.   Additionally, contemporary three dimensional techniques will be utilized to add dimensional interest to the … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Elizabeth Braun with Elizabeth Braun"
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
We will be carving a drake Ruddy duck decoy similar to the ones used by hunters along the east coast. We will be using hand tools to carve using native white pine wood. We then … Continue reading "Carved Ruddy Duck Drake Decoy with Bill Sarni"
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Using traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create an eight-pointed, star pattern Sailors Valentine.   Additionally, contemporary three dimensional techniques will be utilized to add dimensional interest to the … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Elizabeth Braun with Elizabeth Braun"
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm Online
Nantucket Preservation Trust is hosting an online symposium. In 2020, NPT shifts focus from raising awareness about the need for resiliency through the lens of historic preservation in the face of sea-level rise (which we … Continue reading "Symposium: “Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas”"
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
We will be carving a drake Ruddy duck decoy similar to the ones used by hunters along the east coast. We will be using hand tools to carve using native white pine wood. We then … Continue reading "Carved Ruddy Duck Drake Decoy with Bill Sarni"
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Using traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create an eight-pointed, star pattern Sailors Valentine.   Additionally, contemporary three dimensional techniques will be utilized to add dimensional interest to the … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Elizabeth Braun with Elizabeth Braun"
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm Online
Nantucket Preservation Trust is hosting an online symposium. In 2020, NPT shifts focus from raising awareness about the need for resiliency through the lens of historic preservation in the face of sea-level rise (which we … Continue reading "Symposium: “Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas”"
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm Meet at 1 New Street in Siasconset
Learn about the unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The 75 minute tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort and actors colony at … Continue reading "’Sconset Walking Tour"
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Reclaim your favorite chair. Participants will bring their own chairs and learn how to ready them for repair; select the proper size cane; and restore the original seat pattern.  If you need a chair to … Continue reading "Chair Caning Clinic with Liz Coffin"
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Reclaim your favorite chair. Participants will bring their own chairs and learn how to ready them for repair; select the proper size cane; and restore the original seat pattern.  If you need a chair to … Continue reading "Chair Caning Clinic with Liz Coffin"