People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
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
Did you ever wonder how Nantucket stylemakers decorate and live in their own homes? Now and then we get a peek inside for an intimate look and some insightful tips from these experts. Meet Michael Molinar....read more
Oscar-winner Ron Howard wasn’t the first director to try to bring Nat Philbrick’s National Book Award-winning “In the Heart of the Sea” from the page to the big screen. But he was the only one to succeed....read more
Nina Hellman can’t remember a time when she wasn’t interested in history. For more than 35 years, she and her husband Bob have earned a reputation for being serious and respected collectors of mostly...read more
When it comes to protecting and preserving the natural beauty of the island, the team that makes up the Nantucket Land Council will fight to make sure the environment is properly represented with respect...read more
Beneath the South Church’s iconic golden dome swings a massive bell, weighing in at almost two tons. Manufactured in Lisbon, Portugal at the dawn of the 19th century, it is a regimented timepiece for the...read more