Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
The former director of Seed Savers Exchange and co-editor of The Seed Garden shares the stories of some of his favorite heirloom varieties and makes the case for why we should still be growing these … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Fifteen Heirloom Varieties, Their Stories and Why they Belong in Your Garden with Lee Buttala"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
Join Katie Hemingway, owner of Grass Roots Gardens, for a guided tour of Nantucket gardens. Participants will meet at the Nantucket Lighthouse School and visit properties via a tour van, allowing guests to see a … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Garden Tour with Katie Hemingway of Grass Roots Gardens"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
Join us for an enchanting afternoon garden tea party. The event will begin with children (and a parent or caregiver) crafting whimsical floral crowns. A magical tea party and scavenger hunt, created by Nantucket Lighthouse … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Mommy & Me Garden Tea Party"
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 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
In this hands-on workshop, children will explore how to use island-grown dried and pressed botanicals (flowers and leaves) to create beautiful and unique artwork. Using their new plant press and other tools (included in the … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Pressed and Dried Botanical Art for Kids with Bee Shay"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pocket Park Corner of Fair and Main
Lindsay Curry, owner of Mohr Gardening, will lead participants on an inspiring tour of town gardens, varying in size and scope About Lindsay: Lindsay’s first gardening jobs were the seemingly endless chores assigned by her … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Town Garden Tour with Lindsay Curry of Mohr Gardening"
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Nantucket Yacht Club
Eating well doesn’t depend on a supermarket stocked with any ingredient you could want, any day of the year. It depends on ingredients of the highest quality – fresh, well-grown, and enjoyed at their flavorful … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Growing and Cooking the Year-Round Harvest with Barbara Damrosch"
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 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
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 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
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 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
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 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
A Children’s version of the Dance Festival performance! Free and Open to the Public Recommended for ages 5+
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
World-class dancers from renown companies perform contemporary and classical works. Tickets from $45-85 nantucketatheneum.org to purchase tickets
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
World-class dancers from renown companies perform contemporary and classical works. Tickets from $45-85 nantucketatheneum.org to purchase tickets
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 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
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 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
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 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
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 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
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 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
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 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
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 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
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 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"