News & Stories

2019 Special Exhibition

This summer, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum brings to life the 1851 voyage of the passenger ship "British Queen," its demise, and how Nantucketers saved the lives of all on board.

A Legacy of Valor

In 2009 the Francis family donated a Congressional Silver Medal awarded for lifesaving to the Museum. Ten years later, we remember this thoughtful gift that shares Nantucket's legacy of valor.

Unparalleled Philanthropy

In celebration of Women's History Month we remember Egan Maritime's founding woman, Dorothy Harrison Egan, whose service and commitment to improving Nantucket were unmatched.