Nantucket Preservation Symposium

Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas

Dear Friends,

In light of public health concerns, Nantucket Preservation Trust has rescheduled Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas for September 16 & 17, 2020. The conference will be held online, allowing preservation supporters from around the world to attend.

This is not a decision we came to lightly. Unfortunately, there are too many unknowns for our original late June date to be viable, and we want everyone presenting at and attending our conference to feel safe. It is, perhaps, oddly fitting that we now must adapt our conference on adaptation.

While it may feel as though time has slowed during this moment, the effects of sea-level rise will not wait for the world to return to its usual pace. Nantucket Preservation Trust remains committed to presenting important information on sea-level rise adaptations and learning from other coastal communities near and far so that our communities may be better prepared.

We thank you for your interest and your support, and we hope you will join us in the Fall for Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas. To be added to our mailing list and received updates on this and all our events, please email

Nantucket Preservation Trust

2020 Nantucket Preservation Symposium

In 2020, NPT will shift our focus from raising awareness about the need for resiliency through the lens of historic preservation in the face of sea-level rise (which we explored during 2019’s Keeping History Above Water conference) to looking at real-world strategies for adaptation that are being developed and implemented both nationally and on Nantucket. We will hear from both off-island and on-island preservationists and experts working at the intersection of preservation, planning, economics, resiliency and sea-level rise. We will also partner once again with the University of Florida’s Preservation Institute Nantucket and feature their projects as well as the work of the Town of Nantucket within the conference program.

NPT is committed to assisting our community in developing resiliency strategies while protecting the precious resource of our shared historic heritage. Our Preservation Symposium is designed to catalyze inter-disciplinary, organizational, and cross-community collaboration toward the creation of innovative solutions.

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