Saturday, August 1st marks Maria Mitchell’s 202nd birthday. Sadly, this year, we cannot have our annual open house with activities, live music, special guests, and refreshments. We are deeply saddened to not see all of your faces but I know that Maria is much happier to have everyone safe.
Please help us celebrate this week – we will be posting some fun facts about Maria and the MMA on social media and we would love you to share it with your friends so we can continue to spread Maria’s legacy even further. Island Kitchen will also be creating a Maria Mitchell flavor for the week so please go get a cone at Nantucket Pharmacy or Island Kitchen during the week and support a local business that has done a lot to support the island – especially during this pandemic. The MMA is not making a profit off of the ice cream – but it would be nice if you made a donation to help us – especially at this difficult time.
And, happily – we are offering limited programs so please take a look and sign up. We had to wait for Phase Three from Massachusetts since we are a museum but we do have some new activities and some old favorites – with masks and social distancing required – all just in time for Maria’s 2020!