People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
Try to imagine the small community of Nantucket Island 60 years ago.
In 1956 the year-round population of 2,500 souls was largely concentrated within a mile of Main Street, which was the center of...read more
Lisa and David Lazarus were living in a house they adored on York Street when they learned last year it had been sold. Their landlord gave them about a year’s notice to find a new place, but it was harder...read more
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been drawn to beautiful things,” writes Gary McBournie in the introduction to “Gary McBournie Living In Color:
A Designer Works Magic With Traditional...read more
Now in its 44th year, the OPERA HOUSE CUP, part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, is about competition and racing wooden sailboats on the open water. But there was a time, in its earlier days, when...read more
In the ever-changing restaurant landscape on Nantucket, few places can boast the high level of consistency and quality found at a French bistro that has dominated the dining scene on Broad Street for the...read more
After a nine-month slumber, the island has embraced summer’s splendor, with warmer temperatures, greener grass and crowds of visitors here to enjoy the historic architecture and classic charm. While many...read more
The lights dim, the music swells, a hush falls over the audience as the screen fills with a couple seated at the bar of a chic resort restaurant. The movie could be “Casablanca,” but it’s not a movie. It’s...read more
There’s a reason Elin Hilderbrand has been called “Queen of the Summer Beach Read.” Wherever in the world the island author is, chances are the sand and sea are not far away.
“In the last six months,...read more
Nat Philbrick’s books have a sort of polite subversion woven into them. This does not mean that he topples any statues. But he does have a way of turning those statues into flesh and blood, men and women,...read more
Greta Feeney’s ties to the Nantucket Community Music Center extend back to her high-school years when she took lessons from Holly Cluett, a soprano, harpsichordist and organist at the Coffin School on...read more