Welcome To The Nahant Historical Society!

Wednesday and Thursday
1 PM Until 4 PM
Saturday, 10 AM Until 4 PM

Our Mission
“To acquire, preserve and interpret artifacts of Nahant, Massachusetts, illustrating its history, prehistory and that of people associated with it, for the enjoyment, education and enrichment of the public.”

Statement Regarding The Recent WGBH Interview

Many of you have seen the interview by Adam Reilly of WGBH in which I was invited to be interviewed. I agreed to be interviewed as a citizen of Nahant; not as the Executive Director of the NHS.

Accordingly, the views and opinions expressed by me are the personal expressions of a life-long Nahanter and do not represent official policy, positions or views of the Board of the NHS or those of its Members. There was some immediacy on the part of WGBH to get this done, so they came to where I was working. I suggested the Council on Aging room for the interview, but the camera man liked the lighting and backdrop of the Nahant on the Rocks fishing wall in our museum.

In retrospect, I should have insisted on conducting the interview in the COA room and I should have been introduced simply as a concerned citizen of Nahant. I want to make it clear to the members of the Society and to my neighbors of Nahant who love and support the Society that I am not in favor of the Northeastern expansion, despite the sound bites that perhaps allude to the opposite.

I apologize for any misrepresentation and ask that you continue to support the Nahant Historical Society, whose mission it is to acquire, preserve and interpret artifacts of Nahant....illustrating its history, prehistory and that of people associated with it, for the enjoyment, education and enrichment of the public." These 'artifacts' include our natural resources, such as East Point and Bailey's Hill.

Thank you,
Julie Tarmy
Executive Director

Our 2019 Calendars Are Now Available!

Announcements and Exhibits Fall 2018
Our Memories Project See The Latest Contribution Here!
East Point Presentation Download Julie Tarmy's recent "East Point" Presentation Script
Our 2017 Annual Report Download Our 2017 Annual Report
Hodges Reference Room See What's Happening Here!
Lowell Gallery Nahant on the Rocks

The Nahant Historical Society Wants To Know,
What’s in Your Backyard?

Treasures? Tools?

Click Any Image To Purchase Our 2018 Calendar!

Photo of the Nahant Community Center FEATURED EXHIBITION

We invite you to visit our premier major exhibition, entitled Nahant on the Rocks.

This retrospective illustrates in a lively format the legendary and seldom told story of Nahant and its people. Nahant on the Rocks opened in 2003 to rave reviews.

In 2004 this exhibition won one of the most prestigious museum awards:
Certificate of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local History.

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