2020 August Fête: There’s No Place Like Home

Each year, we look forward to our Annual August Fête as a celebration of the architectural heritage we are working to preserve and you, our incredible community of supporters who helps make that work possible.

The health and safety of our supporters, volunteers, and staff is at the forefront of all our decision making. NPT’s Fête Steering Committee has concluded that we cannot have our classic cocktail party and house tours as we have in years past. Instead, we will hold There’s No Place Like Home, a virtual gathering, on Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm and silent auction to help support the ongoing work of NPT.

This year’s Fête will feature pre-recorded house tours and live question-and-answer sessions with homeowners, builders, architects, and gardeners. The tours will feature prior recipients of NPT’s Preservation Awards, as well as historic properties with preservation easements (the highest level of preservation protection). The tours will be available to view at your leisure from the comfort of your home in the week leading up to the Fête. Marie and John Sussek will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event. Their home at 85 Main Street, which has a preservation easement held by NPT, will be one of the featured houses. The homes showcased in this year’s Fête are restoration role models to the Nantucket community, and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Our Sense of Place exhibition and auction will move online, starting July 31st through August 9th. Featuring more than thirty artists and craftspeople, the Sense of Place exhibition and auction is a carefully curated selection of one-of-a-kind works of art and experiences inspired by Nantucket’s unique sense of place.

General admission tickets go on sale June 15, 2020.

Wherever your summer takes you, we hope you will join us on August 6th for There’s No Place Like Home: A Virtual August Fête.

Click HERE to learn about corporate underwriting opportunities for the August Fête.

Click HERE for information on August Fete business sponsorship opportunities.

A HUGE Thank You to our 2020 Underwriters


and our business sponsors

Preserving the Craft


Joan Albaugh

Town Pool


Marcus Foley

Ellie Gottwald

Bill Hoenk Photography

Kelley Jepson

Ben Larrabee Photography Studio

Nantucket Photo Art | Garth Grimmer


Kwan Buadam

Chef Avi Chitrit / Nana’s Apron Nantucket

Robert Miklos

Anne Troutman

Deborah Van der Wolk

Thank you to all our underwriters, leadership supporters, owners of historic properties, sponsors, donors, attendees, and volunteers who made the 2019 August Fête  —the Broadway Revival — one for the books! Click HERE to see images from our memorable 2019 Fête in ’Sconset!