Posted by Willy Franzen on September 10, 2011. Jobs updated daily.
I’m on Cape Cod for a wedding this weekend, so I decided to take my girlfriend over to Nantucket, MA for the day yesterday. I hadn’t been there in 9 years after going there every summer for the first 18 years of my life. It’s a wonderful island that is loaded with history. We walked around all day and made stops at the Old Gaol and the Whaling Museum, both of which are owned and operated by the Nantucket Historical Association. Both are well worth a visit, and so are all of the other NHA properties. If you want to learn about early American history, Nantucket is a great place to visit, and much of the reason is because of the work of the Nantucket Historical Association.
Much of Nantucket’s history is based around the whaling trade. It’s a practice that is now seen as immoral by much of the world, but it was essential to the growth of our country in the 1700s and 1800s. Nantucket was pretty much the center of the whaling trade, and it brought a ton of wealth to a very small island. Luckily, Nantucket has remained wealthy throughout the years, and a lot of the wealth has been committed to historic preservation through the Nantucket Historical Association’s programs, collections, and reach. If you can’t visit these sites in person, you should at least browse around NHA.org to learn more about Nantucket’s amazing history. And if it all resonates with you, then you’ll want to visit the Nantucket Historical Association Jobs page. Right now they’re looking for a Development Associate, which sounds like a perfect position for a new or recent grad who wants to ensure that the Nantucket Historical Association continues to get the funding it needs.
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