People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
On an island that boasts a major commitment to fundraising and philanthropy, the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation sets the gold standard. In its 17 years of existence, the foundation has raised more than $26...read more
Robinson Vasquez straps on a black catcher’s mask and chest protector, picks up his catcher’s mitt and makes his way behind home plate. He is thinking about more than the 60-mph softball about to come at...read more
Sailors have been drinking at sea since boats could float. The British served their sailors a dram of rum, the Dutch Navy provided gin, and the French, to no one’s surprise, served their sailors wine. If...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.
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...read more