On April 12, 2015, the Nantucket Historical Association, with a grant from The Nantucket Fund™, introduced a new series focusing on Nantucket’s diverse population. “Our Nantucket: Celebration of Nepal”, was a standing-room only, community-wide celebration of diversity and Nepalese culture at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. From Nepalese food to fashion, Nantucket had a wonderful time honoring a country over 7,000 miles away from our shores.
Only 12 days later, on Saturday, April 24, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country of Nepal, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring at least 10,000. The UN says more than eight million people were affected and some 70,000 houses destroyed. Continue reading