Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Nantucket Historical Association

  • Nantucket, MA
  • http://www.nha.org

Mission Statement

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket Island and fosters an appreciation of its historical significance.

Main Programs

  1. Public Locations
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

ruling year

1934

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Dr. William J. Tramposch

Keywords

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Nantucket, Whaling, Museum, History, Lifelong Learning, Genealogy, Preservation, Children, Library

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Also Known As

NHA

EIN

04-6003451

 Number

3044410704

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Public Locations

Members and visitors can explore Nantucket history by visiting the AAM-accredited Whaling Museum, the Research Library, and historic sites, such as the Old Mill and Oldest House, and by participating in lectures, walking tours, crafts classes, special festivals, and other year-round educational programs. Historic Nantucket magazine presents articles and images that reflect the lives and events that make up Nantucket's distinguished past. The NHA Web site at nha.org offers worldwide access to databases of images, artifacts, and genealogical materials as well as digital exhibitions, information about the Whaling Museum and historic properties, and a calendar of events and classes. In 2005, the NHA completed a $25.1 million capital campaign that enabled the association to increase the endowment, construct a new Research Library, expand the Whaling Museum, and renovate 1800 House as a center for instruction in early-American arts and crafts. The new Whaling Museum was awarded accreditation by the American Association of Museums in 2007.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,908,587.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

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NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Nantucket Historical Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. William J. Tramposch

BIO

Dr. Tramposch was appointed executive director in 2006. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a M.A. and an Ed.D. from the College of William and Mary. He previously served as chief executive of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust; vice president for collections, properties, and interpretation at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities; director of visitor programs and services at Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand; and president of the New York State Historical Association.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Janet L. Sherlund

Community volunteer

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