While you can't be on island quite yet (our properties will begin opening on June 15, 2020), we wanted to share some quality virtual "activities" that you can enjoy with your family, from the comfort of your home.
Nantucket Historical Association continues to provide a plethora of resources online for children, as well as adults. Programs include online exhibits, 1800 House Workshops at home, ACKtivities for kids, and an updated video gallery.
Nantucket Atheneum offers ebooks, audiobook downloads, movies, tv, language learning sites, music, and more.
Egan Maritime Institute has launched a new podcast, Time & Tide, featuring stories about Nantucket's maritime history, hosted by Evan Schwanfelder. The first 7 episodes are now available for download/listening.
Theatre Workshop has been presenting online, staged readings, free to the community. If you haven't seen their "production" of On with the Show, we encourage you to check it out. It's a fantastic collaboration and celebration of theater arts.
The Dreamland has a new blog to keep you entertained and abreast of upcoming virtual experiences, including a bi-weekly theater class on Instagram. Check it out under their handle, @dreamlandstagecompany.
Maria Mitchell Association has a weekly education challenge on their website with a "show and tell" to share your project with the community. Find more details on the challenge and enjoy nature journaling prompts on their Facebook page, as well as science facts, behind the scenes of the Museum, and staff highlights.
Nantucket Community Television (NCTV) has added some new programming to keep us busy and entertained. The Best Medicine is a new, weekly "virtual comedy roundtable," brought to you by The Nantucket Comedy Festival. Nantucket Cooks features cooking demos with Chef Greg Margolis of Nantucket Culinary. Check out their "on demand" programming on their site to enjoy.
Artists Association of Nantucket is offering some art history lessons on their Instagram, as well as a daily drawing prompt to follow along with and view other community members' work. They also feature regular content on their blog, including artist spotlights and at home art lessons from local art teachers.