Friday Find: YOU find us!

This week we want you to find us! That’s right, look for the official Nantucket Preservation Trust car in the 41st Daffodil Antique Auto Parade on Saturday. The car may look a bit different (see photo below) decorated with daffodils and yellow décor, but hopefully it’ll catch your eye. For a few tips on how you can properly restore your antique car, click here. Remember, it’s important to preserve your antique car, but even more important to preserve the home where your car resides!

IMG_9791– Marisa Holden

Friday Find: Historic barn converted into a library…


Did you know tomorrow, April 18, wraps up National Library Week?

This annual April celebration has a 2015 theme of “Unlimited Possibilities”. For today’s Friday Find, we found a historic barn that highlights this theme. The Jackson Public Library, located in Jackson, New Hampshire, was built as a barn, but has since been dismantled and rebuilt to become the town’s public library. Trickey Barn, built in 1858, was an extension to Jackson’s first inn, and by 2008 was in need of rescue. That same year, after the need for a new library became apparent, town officials and the local historical society joined forces to respond to the two issues: the potential fate of Trickey Barn and the need of a new library. In 2010, the reassembled barn officially opened as the Jackson Public Library. Throughout the process, sustainable materials were used and many of its original features were retained.


For more information and to see the barn, which is now the Jackson Public Library, click here. 

-Marisa Holden

Friday Find: Spring Cleaning!

IMG_0471The island weather is starting to feel like Spring and the April showers are here! Maybe that’s what led to this week’s office Spring cleaning. Cleaning usually doesn’t evoke excitement, however after finding old NPT event invitations, promotional items, newsletters, cards, and more we are eager to dive into the 2015 event season! Featured below and above are NPT graphics we’ve “preserved” over the years. Luckily, with the help of our lead graphic designer, Kathleen Hay our office has quite the collection of well-designed graphics to reminisce over.august fete

Do you recognize a common trend amongst the August Fete invitations? The 2015 event marks the 10-year anniversary and we can’t wait to reveal the graphics. They’ll be refreshing and new, however will still reflect the common trend – STARS! How could we forget the past Summer Kitchen Tour graphics, which were revamped for last year’s 10-year anniversary! Before the revamp the graphics were kept consistent over the years with a checkered kitchen look including the colors red, white and blue! FullSizeRender

Stay tuned and check your mailboxes to see what this year’s invitations will look like. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

– Marisa Holden

Friday Find: Preservation Month Wallpaper!

This week we found out a Nantucket designer, Audrey Sterk will offer a commemorate preservation month wallpaper, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the NPT. The historic pattern was hidden in the closest of a Fair Street home and found by Audrey during a renovation project. She has since given new life to the historic design and created:

The Fair Street Pattern

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This is just one of the featured Preservation Month specials that will be offered during the month of June on Nantucket. For a complete list of Nantucket’s Preservation Month events, activities and specials pick up the June 5th Inquirer & Mirror newspaper. To learn more about Audrey Sterk Design and her business click here.

-Marisa Holden