The Nantucket Historical Association Research Library is a special collections repository of primary resources focusing on Nantucket history. Their collections contain more than 5,000 volumes and 50,000 photographs, as well as archival documents such as ship’s logs, account books, family papers, and ephemera. They own an extensive art and artifact collections relating to all periods of Nantucket history and its whaling history. These are displayed at the Whaling Museum and the NHA’s various historic properties.
I’ve worked as a volunteer for the library for 10 years. I have never found a more pleasant, dedicated and professional group of people. The Atheneum and its staff are a treasure for this town.
- Jane Duffy