The “Our Nantucket” series sponsored by the Nantucket Historical Association will continue with a celebration of Jamaican culture on April 2, 2017. The series focuses on community diversity and the many cultures that comprise the island’s populations and heritage. The program on Jamaica will include several cultural performances and live events, in addition to educational presentations on Jamaican geography and trivia. Traditional folk songs and poetry, as well as traditional examples of dress from various Jamaican communities, will be featured. The celebration will also include dances performed by Nantucket’s school children and adults. The event will be held at the Whaling Museum located at 13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554.
Restored in 2005, the Whaling Museum features top-quality exhibits and galleries, as well as daily programs and tours that bring to life the history of this magical island. The museum is home to a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 oil and candle factory, and countless Nantucket artifacts and treasures. A relaxing, full-accessible rooftop observation deck offers stunning views of Nantucket harbor. In 2008, the museum became accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
About The Nantucket Historical Association
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) tells the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.