News & Stories

A Gallery for Ethel

Eighteen works from the Egan Art Collection by island nurse and artist, Ethel Anderson, have found a new gallery space at the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Portrait of Nantucket

In the 1980s Egan Maritime Founder, Albert F. "Bud" Egan, commissioned marine artist, Rodney J. K. Charman, to create some of the first artworks narrating monumental events in Nantucket's history.

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.