People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
Elle Foley’s first thought was for her mom. She was on track to finish the Boston Marathon in around four hours, until the bombs put an end to her race just before she made it to Copley Square. Her brother...read more
THE MARATHON IS A TEST. Finish faster than everyone else, finish faster than you did last time, or just FINISH. So you train. You find a strategy, sure, but there is no escaping those moments when sheer...read more
Outside it’s dark, it’s cold, it’s late fall on Nantucket.
The island wakens to moderate weather and blue skies, but the day often ends with showers and a wind-chill factor in the 30s. By late afternoon...read more
Stroll down upper Main Street, past sea captains’ houses, the iconic Three Bricks, and the obelisk that is the Civil War monument and you come upon a white-painted Victorian house set back from the street....read more
The only public school on Nantucket named in honor of someone is the CYRUS PEIRCE SCHOOL. Most people mispronounce “Peirce,” which should be pronounced “purse,” and few know who he was or why a school is...read more
Tucked away in six churches off Nantucket’s cobblestoned streets are true island jewels:
historic organs played each week during religious services and the occasional public concert.
The large...read more
Over the past two years, the Nantucket Project has brought to the island some of the brightest minds in the country, as innovators, visionaries and entrepreneurs have shared their ideas – and sparked new...read more
Boot-clad, sporting a pair of dirt-stained jeans supported by suspenders, PHIL BARTLETT, 77, looks every inch the farmer. Most days, from sunup to sundown, you’ll find him out in the fields on his tractor,...read more
Baseball hat pulled down. Ray-Bans on. Collar up. STEVE SLOSEK shields himself from the sun, and the public. He is often found in the fields of MOORS END FARM, cultivating the 17 acres with his Kubota...read more
Nestled behind some trees off Polpis Road lies a little niche agricultural operation three Nantucket friends dreamed up one January night in 2010. DYLAN WALLACE, CALEB CRESSMAN and NICOLE DUPONT are...read more