In 2021, the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum joined with the Nantucket Historical Association, and now the NLBM history, tradition, and craft is preserved in a new home with the NHA. In the Hadwen House on Read more...
Nantucket’s history is filled with stories of heroic lifesaving efforts made by ordinary citizens and those who went above and beyond the call of duty. Honoring that tradition, Egan Maritime Institute and Nantucket Cottage Hospital recognize the following modern-day lifesavers at an annual Lifesavers Recognition Day on Monday, September 11
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This Sunday morning, August 20, hundreds will trek to the beach at Brant Point to watch a beautiful and joyful spectacle that has been a part of summer on Nantucket for half a century: the Rainbow Parade.
Artist G.S. Hill is usually among them. “I do a lot of on-location sketches during Opera Cup,” he explained. “The first year we were here, 1979, was the first year that I painted the Rainbow Fleet…it’s one of my favorite subjects. They’re so colorful!”
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When you step through the door at 50 Main Street, you step into a combination of past and present.
An impressive array of rare and vintage timepieces dominates the front of The Trinity Collection. These exquisite, sophisticated watches were curated by owner E. Townsend Wright III, who delights in helping his patrons find the perfect timepiece to match their personality and their style. Many of his clients know him from visiting his shop in Palm Beach during the winter and are delighted to find him on Nantucket’s Main Street from June through September.
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During Nantucket by Design, the Nantucket Historical Association’s premier summer fundraiser, the NHA in partnership with Christopher Farr Cloth is hosting a curated exhibition of quilts titled Threads of Life at Greater Light, an historic island site that is a gorgeous expression of art and design. Each quilt will be
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