101 Fun Things to do With Kids on Nantucket #4

 NHA presents Painting in the Greater Light Garden for Families


Nantucket, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) presents “Painting in the Greater Light Garden,” a series of watercolor workshops for the whole family at its Greater Light historic property, 8 Howard Street. This morning drop-in program will be every Wednesdays in July and August, 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Greater Light provides an inspiring setting for watercolor painting. Located on an historic in-town street, the Greater Light garden recalls the days of the Nantucket art colony in the 1930s and serves as an ideal setting for artistic expression. Visitors are welcome to drop-in between 9 A.M. and 12 P.M., and admission for this program is only $5 per person, with all supplies included.

“We are excited to bring back the popular ‘Painting in the Greater Light Garden’ series this summer!” says Marjan Shirzad, NHA Director of Visitor Experience. “Visitors of all ages really enjoyed the relaxed, creative atmosphere as well as the historic garden setting last year. At only $5 per person, we love being able to provide all Nantucketers with an affordable, family-friendly program at one of our beautiful historic properties.”

Originally a working livestock barn, Greater Light was a summer home and art studio created in the 1930s by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, two Quaker sisters from Philadelphia. The garden of this historic property once served as gathering spot for teas, a venue for parties and performances, and the perfect backdrop for summer visits with the family. Lovingly restored by the NHA, Greater Light reopened to the public in 2011.

For information about the NHA, please visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.


Event Information:


Wednesdays in  July & August

9 A.M. – 12 P.M

Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

$5 per person


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