Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Best selling author John Burnham Schwartz offers a personal story in his novel The Red Daughter about Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva who comes to America in 1967. In the book, Peter Horvath, a young … Continue reading "Author Talk: John Burnham Schwartz, ‘The Red Daughter’"
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 20 @ 5:30 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
Executive Director, Nantucket Preservation Trust
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Climate Change Challenge Dr. Melilo will summarize the climate changes and impacts already observed and those projected for the future. He will also discuss ways that society can respond to ongoing climate change. No … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Jerry Melilo"
Aug 22 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come play with Liz and Ellen as we learn new ways to bind books together. No experience required, all tools and materials will be supplied. Bring your ideas for future book binding workshops! FREE admission … Continue reading "Book Binding Workshop"
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Author of The Nine and Eden
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 (, 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 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.