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People & Our Past

Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.

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The Museum Reimagined

James Russell sat beside a full-sized wooden model of a whaleboat, beneath the skeleton of the 46-foot sperm whale that hangs in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, and considered how best to reimagine the...

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Becoming Hanna

In 1964 I arrived on Nantucket from New York City not knowing what to expect. I was searching for the artist’s life: a studio, inspiration and a community of creative people. What I found was a rustic,...

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An Architect Builds His Dream Home

When an architect designs his own home, there is freedom as well as cautionary restraint, especially when the architect builds a house of his own vision, in a place where creativity is totally eclipsed by...

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The Wauwinet Reimagined

Tucked away in the northeast corner of the island, on a strip of sand between the blue waters of Nantucket Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean sits The Wauwinet, Nantucket’s only Relais & Châteaux luxury...

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Taking Stock of Housing

Marita Scarlett and Jose Luis Bolanos have never met. But they share a bond. They’ve both had to sit down with their families and discuss the very real possibility of uprooting their lives and moving to...

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Moving Man

Sometimes your path in life doesn’t lead you toward the career you expect. Curren Huyser will tell you he’s living out his passion as the owner of Your Friend With a Truck, an island moving company.

But...

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Keeping a Culture Alive

The island’s Bulgarian community has created a school in the basement of the First Congregational Church, where once a week around 36 young students meet to learn the language of their parents and their...

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“In the Hurricane’s Eye”

Five years into the War for Independence, George Washington was leading an army that was undermanned, underfed, ragged and often unpaid. It was an army that lost as many battles as it won. And the vaunted...

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People Who Make a Difference

The 11 people we have chosen in 2018 as People who Make a Difference for their assortment of talents and gifts they give back to their community are Carlos Castrello, Mary Haft, Lulie and Gordon Gund,...

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PHILANTHROPY on Nantucket

There are dozens of nonprofit and charity organizations on Nantucket dedicated to doing good work, from fostering art and culture to protecting soul-soothing open space. They enrich the lives of residents...

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