“With Brain, With Heart, With Hands”: Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her Legacy

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“With Brain, With Heart, With Hands”: Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her Legacy

April 25 - December 31

The NHA and the Maria Mitchell Association are collaborating on an exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Mitchell—Nantucket native, educator, and the first female astronomer in America.

Using artifacts from both organizations’ collections, plus loan items from the Nantucket Atheneum and private collections, the exhibition will explore Mitchell’s background, influences, and life on Nantucket; her contributions to science as the first professor of astronomy at Vassar College; the legacy she left through her students; and the continuing relevance of her work today.

Opening in March. Please contact the museum for details.

Details

Start:
April 25
End:
December 31
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Organizer

Nantucket Whaling Museum
Phone:
508-228-1894
Website:
http://www.nha.org

Venue

Nantucket Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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