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Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw, and Nantucket Whaling Heritage

March 21 - December 22

Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw, and Nantucket Whaling Heritage details the impact that the American nautical folk art of scrimshaw had on artist Ralph Cahoon's paintings (1910-1982). Scrimshandering is on view through December 22. 

Start Your Engines! Cars and Stars of the Indy 500

April 14 - October 8

The crown jewel of American motorsports is at Heritage Museums & Gardens! Start Your Engines! Cars and Stars of the Indy 500  featuring some of the most renowned cars from this high-octane event. Since 1911, the Indy 500 has captivated fans and created race car legends. Twenty…

Wendell Minor’s America

April 14 - October 8

How does the spark of an idea grow from a sketch to a finished painting and finally, to a published picture book? Award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor drew his way through childhood in Aurora, Illinois, inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural…

American Art & Carousel Gallery

April 14 - October 8

1908 Charles Looff Carousel The carousel is one of the most popular attractions at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Made by Charles Looff in 1908, the  hand-carved carousel has been thrilling riders for over a hundred years. Enjoy unlimited rides with admission. Read the Full History of our…

Battles; Spies; Cooties The Great War

April 15 - December 31

1918 is the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the Great War. Centerville Museum examines the major battles, the development of espionage, the changes in the technology of warfare and the personal accounts of World War One veterans.

A Cape Cod Pictorial and the “Magic Lantern”

April 16 - September 30

In the 1930s, two Harwich men travelled around the Cape to photograph its unique beauty. From Provincetown to Sandwich and Woods Hole, Lawrence B. Robbins and Allan W. Cahoon captured Cape scenes with the lens, photographing them onto glass slides. The photos were then shown to the…

“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…

Battles; Spies; Cooties The Great War

May 9 - December 31

1918 is the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the Great War. Centerville Museum examines the major battles, the development of espionage, the changes in the technology of warfare and the personal accounts of World War One veterans.

On The Home Front – Over Here

May 9 - December 31

The Centerville Museum examines life on the home front in America during the First World War. Utilizing museum objects, photographs and historical accounts of the day we tell the story: of acts of sabotage against the US; the impact of loved ones left at home;…

Murder He Wrote

May 9 - December 30

The Edward Gorey House 2018 exhibit investigates Edward Gorey's life-long fascination for the murder mystery genre. Crime writers — specifically Agatha Christie — but also including Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Josephine Tey, Michael Innes, Margery Allingham, Edmund Crispin, and Cecil Street among others, were the…

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