August 1, 2019 marks Maria Mitchell’s 201st Birthday! Please plan to join us at the MMA on Vestal Street – and at the Aquarium on Washington Street – from 1-4PM for activities, the 50th Anniversary of Apollo-related events, Nanpuppets at 2PM, and the wonderful Susan Berman and Friends playing period and period-inspired music. Refreshments will be at the ready with the “Mitchell House Punch” and games and live-animals displays will abound as we close Vestal Street from Milk to Bloom Streets for the event.
P.S. The date also marks the 200th Birthday of Herman Melville – and yes, he did meet Maria Mitchell here on Nantucket after writing Moby-Dick.