Annual Meeting with Guest Lecture

Annual Meeting to be held Friday, July 27th at 11am.  Meeting will be at the First Congregational Church, Old North Vestry at 62 Centre Street.

Guest Lecture: Marty Hylton
Co-director of the Preservation Institute: Nantucket

Marty will  discuss the exciting 3D laser technology for documenting historic Nantucket. This technology offer opportunities to document historic buildings and places more rapidly and accurately. Through a cooperative agreement with Lund University in Sweden, PI:N and the University of Florida has explored the use of 3D laser technology as a tool for capturing the physical attributes and conditions of heritage sites.  As demonstrated by Lund University and others, this type of documentation has proven invaluable in quickly creating a historic record, diagnosing problems, and developing interventions, solutions, and plans for preserving historic structures and sites.

Lecture begins approx. 11:30, is free and open to the public

Embroidered Narrative on Auction

Susan Boardman
Embroidered Narrative

Sisasconset Union Chapel 2012

This original, hand made piece will be auctioned live by Rafael Osana at the
Nantucket Preservation Trust’s
2012 August Fete, Aug 9th at 8:15 pm.
22 Main Street
, Siasconset

The NPT is ever grateful to Susan for donating such an extraordinary piece that is sure to raise much needed funds for our organization. Tickets to the Fete are available by calling the office at (508) 228-1387.  For more info, click HERE

“Through the medium of embroidered narratives I honor the lives of Nantucket women, as well as the island’s architecture and events. The embroideries tell stories, humble or grand, historic or contemporary, which contribute to the rich fabric of Nantucket life….I use dye painting, hand embroidery, handmade needle lace, applique, beadwork, gold leaf, carving, and quilting. In creating each unique piece I encourage the observer to stop, focus, and become involved in the intricate details”

– Susan Boardman