History

RETURN OF THE JETTIES

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An ambitious project to restore Nantucket’s Jetties begins this fall. More than a hundred years since their original construction, the jetties leading into Nantucket…

SHELL COLLECTOR

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Nantucket summer resident Dr. Marc Garnick owns some of the world’s rarest rowing shells. For forty-six years, thousands have gathered on the banks of…

BERRY INTERESTING

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The global reach of Nantucket’s native fruit. Every October, more than two million pounds of cranberries are harvested from the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s bogs….

VICTORIAN’S SECRET

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Exploring the forgotten history of Nantucket’s rarest architecture. Scattered among Nantucket’s restrained and occasionally formal architecture are buildings that seem to scream for attention….

STOVE BY A WHALE

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Shipwreck. Starvation. Murder. Cannibalism. Big Hollywood stars. What more could one hope for in a museum experience? Starting this spring, the Nantucket Historical Association…

LYNX TO THE PAST

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On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Nantucket, a replica Baltimore Clipper of the privateer Lynx gives a fitting salute. Ask someone on…

A TASTE OF HISTORY

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Thanksgiving is a nineteenth-century invention. It was declared a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, after two decades of persistent campaigning by…