May 22 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Peter Christoph, a wildlife photographer, speaker, and author from Lancaster, MA., delivers stunning photographs of his favorite owls combined with stories that entertain, educate and inspire the audience. He’ll discuss the secrets he uses to … Continue reading "Owls of New England With Peter Christoph"
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Free lecture on Conservation Restrictions and Your Nantucket Property by Cormac Collier and Emily Molden in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Open to the public.
May 29 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
White Heron Theater
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
President of The Homestead
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Have a collection of lightship baskets but aren’t sure how to display them? Join local interior designer, Melanie Gowen, as she walks you through some of her favorite decorating techniques using these iconic pieces.
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Rachael Freeman, Environmental Coordinator for the Nantucket Landbank, will discuss plans for an arboretum located on the Reyes Family property in Polpis. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for … Continue reading "Reyes Pond"
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm South Church
Goodell, author of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World and Rolling Stone contributing editor, will speak in the South Church, 11 Orange Street.
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Peter Panchy leads a discussion about Immigration in the U.S., both in history and in present day. This is the third session in an ongoing series. Panchy will present an overview and lead a discussion … Continue reading "Class: Peter Panchy, A Continuing Conversation On Immigration"
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
The Milky Way vs. Andromeda: When Galaxies Collide Our sun is one of 100s of billions of stars that make up our Milky Way Galaxy. This lecture will take you on a tour of our … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Laura Prichard"
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Stephen Yelon is an amateur basket maker and an educational psychologist who has published research on learning, creativity and accomplishment. Join Steve as he explains how and why Mr. Reyes developed the Friendship Basket purse … Continue reading "The Legend of José Formoso Reyes: A Story of Innovation"
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
On November 23, 1968, near the end of a turbulent and memorable year, there was a football game that would also prove turbulent and memorable: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both teams entered … Continue reading "Author Talk: George Colt, ‘The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968’"
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Astronaut Dan Bursch will share his experiences as a member of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station from December 2001 to June 2002. He faced several challenges while off the planet for 6 … Continue reading "Expedition 4 to the International Space Station"
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Quaker Meeting House
Join us for an illustrated talk on United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook and Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from “the … Continue reading "United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook, with Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald"
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Jo Ruxton is a passionate campaigner for the oceans, her career in conservation began in the ‘80’s when she started the first marine program for WWF in Hong Kong, where she lived for 14 years. … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Jo Ruxton"
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel’s (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier” (weeknights 6-7PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Bret Baier"
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark discusses his book The Last Whalers, which The New York Times calls, “immersive, densely reported, and altogether remarkable.” The Last Whalers chronicles three years in the life of an Indonesian tribe that hunts sperm whales with … Continue reading "Life with the World’s Last Hunter-Gatherer Whaling Tribe"
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
The Dark Side of the Universe Most of the Universe is composed of dark ingredients that can’t be seen directly by telescopes. This talk will describe how “Gravitational lensing”, the bending of light rays by … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Lindsay King"
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Known for her whimsical designs and attention to detail, celebrated scrimshander Lee Papale will talk about her lengthy and successful career. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Each week in July and August the Nantucket Musical Arts Society offers a free, informal talk one day before a scheduled concert. They feature musicians playing excerpts from the works they will perform, as well … Continue reading "NMAS Meet The Artist: Poulenc Trio"
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Unitarian Church
Apollo 11: Quest to the Moon Join us for a tour of the Apollo 11 photographs gleaned fro the files of the Air and Space Museum.
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Come participate in a presentation of the Harvard Business School case study on the American whaling industry, led by one of the authors.  The American whaling industry, born on Nantucket, was one of the first to … Continue reading "Short Lays on Greasy Voyages: Whaling and Venture Capital, with Jonas Peter Akins"
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Building Climate Change Resilience on Nantucket and Across the Commonwealth This talk will cover how the climate is expected to change over the rest of the century, both on the Cape and Islands and across … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Katie Theoharides"
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Each week in July and August the Nantucket Musical Arts Society offers a free, informal talk one day before a scheduled concert. They feature musicians playing excerpts from the works they will perform, as well … Continue reading "NMAS Meet The Artist: Ilya Zyakushev"
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
As former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President Bush. He served as spokesman during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars and the anthrax attack. His best-selling book, … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Ari Fleischer"
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Spotlight Conversation on Dance with Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival’s Artistic director, Tyler Angle. Atheneum Great Hall- FREE
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
Tyler Angle, Dance Festival Artistic Director, presents an insider’s view of the dance works to be performed. FREE and open to the Public!
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Andrew J. Feustel was selected by NASA in 2000. The Lake Orion, Michigan native has a Ph.D. in the Geological Sciences, specializing in Seismology, and is a veteran of three spaceflights. In 2009, Dr. Feustel … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: NASA Astronaut Andrew J. Feustel"
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Each week in July and August the Nantucket Musical Arts Society offers a free, informal talk one day before a scheduled concert. They feature musicians playing excerpts from the works they will perform, as well … Continue reading "NMAS Meet The Artist: Greta Feeney & Griffin MacMahon"
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Maureen Orth is an award winning journalist, a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair Magazine, and the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation which promotes advanced learning in technology and English for over 1200 students. Orth … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Maureen Orth"
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
C Change Conversations was founded by four women who wanted to engage their friends, family and colleagues on the topic of climate change in a constructive, non-partisan manner. Initially, they created a lecture series in … Continue reading "C Change Conversations Climate Change Presentation & Discussion"
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Collectors Joe and Kathy Gallichio will discuss the creation of one of their favorite pieces – “Moby Dick” made by Michael Kane and scrimmed by Dorothy O’Hara. This program is free for museum members. There … Continue reading "Moby Dick Basket"
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Jim Acosta is CNN chief White House correspondent, currently covering the Trump administration and previously covered the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Jim Acosta"
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Jose Reyes created an icon when he added a lid to a small oval basket, but lids were nothing new to basket making. Museum staff member Alex Valcic will explore the history of the lid, … Continue reading "Put a Lid on It"
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
National Book Award-Winning Author Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In the Heart of the Sea (National Book Award); Mayflower (Pulitzer Prize finalist); Bunker Hill (New England Book Award); Valiant … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Nathaniel Philbrick"
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Basket maker Jerry Brown has been a Nantucket staple for decades. Join him as he answers all of our questions about what inspires him and what is the next big thing in baskets. This program … Continue reading "Q & A with Jerry Brown"
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Chief Legal Analyst for CNN Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of The Oath, The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life, which was made into the critically … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Jeffrey Toobin"
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:51 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Local photographer Jeff Allen will provide some tips and tricks for getting just the right photo of your baskets for social media and printed works. This program is free for museum members. There is a … Continue reading "Photographing Your Basket"
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Have you ever wondered where the basket makers of old were living and plying their trade? Mary Bergman from the Nantucket Preservation Trust will take us on a virtual walking tour of basket makers homes. … Continue reading "A Virtual Walking Tour"
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Join Egan Maritime at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for an evening of fireside shipwreck stories. Member Ticket: $30 Non Member Ticket: $40 Register online using the button on the left, or email Membership and … Continue reading "Fireside Shipwreck Stories at the Museum"
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Before rattan was used for lightship baskets, it was used for caning chairs. Liz Coffin will demonstrate techniques used to create and restore these beautiful pieces of furniture. This program is free for museum members. … Continue reading "Chair Caning"
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Join basket maker Helen Lee to learn about her design process and her transformation from textiles to baskets. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Local historian Jeremy Slavitz will discuss the return of LV 112 to Nantucket. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.