Well, sadly, the summer season is coming to a close for the Mitchell House and all of the MMA properties. It is hard to believe – summer just flew past (yet again)! There will of course be off-season open nights and special events and activities during the off-season. Look to see when Hinchman House our Natural Science Museum will be open as well.
Mitchell House will remain open in September on a limited basis. We will be open Mondays and Fridays from 10-4 for tours (Closed Labor Day) through September 27 and on Saturdays from 10-2 through the 21st of September. Do please come by – especially if you have never been or not visited in a long time. We do have some recent acquisitions! The charge is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and it is FREE for members!
Additionally, I will be leading the Four Centuries Domestic Architecture walking tour with the Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT) and Nantucket Historical Association on Saturday, September 7. It starts at the Oldest House at 10AM and ends at Hadwen House on Main Street. It’s $10/person and lasts until about 12 noon – no reservations necessary. It’s a unique collaborative that I created many years ago with the then NHA Education Director, Kim McCray, and grew to include NPT. We have a lot of fun and it’s a great learning experience – and you get to briefly go into some of the sites as well.
Then, on Friday, September 13, I will lead my “Daring Daughters of Nantucket” walk. It starts at 2PM and runs about an hour and a half or so. Reservations are necessary and it is $15 for Non-Members and $10 for Members. It takes a look at the famous – and infamous – women of our island and how their lives were shaped by several important factors.
So please come join us!