Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Wilda recently fell in love with Herman Melville’s use of the language, his psychological and political insights, and his interesting characters. She took a continuing education class on Moby-Dick at The Newberry Library in Chicago … Continue reading "Author Talk: Wilda Morris, Pequod Poems, Gamming With Moby Dick"
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
President of Holiday for Heroes
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Coastal whaling was introduced to the Azores by New Englanders, and the earliest whaling vessels to ply the waters of the Azores were most likely from Nantucket and New Bedford. This lecture, with UMass-Amherst professor … Continue reading "Translating Azorean Coastal Whaling from English to Portuguese and Back to English…While Remaining Portuguese, with Professor Francisco Cota Fagundes"
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Vermont author Chris Tebbetts will read from his new YA novel, Me, Myself, and Him, and share some discussion about the writing process, followed by a Q&A. This novel, described as ‘wildly ingenious” by Booklist … Continue reading "Author Talk: Chris Tebbetts, Me, Myself & Him"
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Dr. Niezrecki is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Director of the Center for Wind Energy at UML (www.uml.edu/windenergy), and also the Director of the National Science Foundation-Industry/University … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Christopher Niezrecki"
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 6 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Editor of N Magazine Rob Cocuzzo will appear at The Dreamland in conversaton with journalist Natalie Jacobson. Join local author Robert Cocuzzo as he debuts his second book, The Road to San Donato. The longtime editor … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations Presents: Rob Cocuzzo"
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 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Sarah Coffin, Boston Red Sox curator, and Dick Flavin, the voice of the Red Sox as well as team poet laureate and senior ambassador, share tales and stories on all things Beantown baseball. In addition, … Continue reading "Boston Red Sox History and Stories"
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, without the benefit of … Continue reading "Author talk: Christina Thompson, Sea People, The Puzzle of Polynesia"
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 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The current global political landscape appears to favor a world-wide movement towards strong men and autocracy. In America, in the past citizens have embraced the US Constitution and its democratic norms and values, which has … Continue reading "Current Events Discussion: Peter Panchy, Threats to Democracy"
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.