Friday Find: A new face in the NPT office

melWe’re thrilled to announce for this week’s “Friday Find” we found our new Administrative Assistant, Melany (Mel) T. Cheeseman. Mel came to Nantucket in April 2015 after living in Montana and New Hampshire. She has worked in administrative positions and customer service for several years and is excited to be the new Administrative Assistant at NPT. When she’s not at the NPT you’ll find her at the beach with her dog, running, crafting, or eating her weight in potato chips while no one is looking ;).

We are thrilled to welcome her to the office and already have realized she’s not only a professional new staff member, but a fun one as well (see photos above)!

Mel can be contacted by emailing her at: melany@nantucketpreservation.org

Friday Find: Look Who We “FOUND”!

The North Bennet Street School's Preservation Carpentry Class in front of Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop
The North Bennet Street School’s Preservation Carpentry Class in front of Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop

Look who we found on island, Chris O’Reilly and his fellow North Bennet Street School (NBSS), Preservation Carpentry classmates! For those who are not aware, O’Reilly is our first full-time scholarship recipient and is currently underway in his second, and final year attending the NBSS’s Preservation Carpentry program in  Boston’s North End. Recently he returned home to the island with his classmates for a two-week stay and worked on two historic properties.

NBSS Preservation Carpentry Class on ACK_2The Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop located at 17 India Street (NPT easement property) received a grant from the CPC to restore the building’s fabric. O’Reilly and his fellow classmates were able to partake in this restoration process by making plumb one side of the building’s wall, which had buckled.

The group was also able to work on their timber framing skills at 12 Liberty Street or better known as the Macy-Christian House, owned by the Nantucket Historical Association.

Learn more about our scholarship program by clicking here and to learn more about the NBSS, Preservation Carpentry program click here.