“Preservation Matters: Inside and Out”
Nantucket Preservation Month 2016
Join us to celebration June, Nantucket Preservation Month! In celebration of the month the NPT along with Nantucket organizations, businesses and non-profits will host preservation minded events and activities. Events include lectures, film screenings, open-houses, demonstrations, a children’s scavenger hunt and for the second year, the Preserve Jar Campaign!
Preserve Jar Campaign
Keep a lookout for the BLUE preserve jar at island businesses and offices during the month of June! Hint… see one and you’ll have the chance to win a basket including a variety of items donated by local artists, stores, restaurants, and more!
“This Place Matters” – Nantucket Version
Join us this June by participating in our version of the national “This Place Matters” campaign. Below is an explanation provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation:
Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities.
This campaign isn’t just about photography. It’s about telling the stories of the places we can’t live without. Through This Place Matters, we hope to encourage and inspire an ongoing dialogue about the importance of place and preservation in all of our lives.
We’re taking a spin on this and offering our very own Nantucket “This Place Matters” campaign and ask that you share a place on Nantucket that MATTERS to YOU . Follow the steps below to participate and please encourage others to participate as well!
1. Download the Nantucket “This Place Matters” sign by clicking HERE.
2. Take photos at Nantucket place(s) that matter most to you.
3. MOST IMPORTANT STEP – Starting in June share your photos online with the hashtags #ThisPlaceMatters #ACKPresMonth16
4. Stay tuned to the NPT social media channels to see the featured places that matter, chosen randomly as we see your posts, using the hashtags above.
The NPT has chosen a place that matters: NANTUCKET! What place MATTERS to you? We can’t wait to see all the photos in June!
Preservation Month Scavenger Hunt
This year we hope to engage Nantucket’s youth by offering for the second year, a Preservation Month Scavenger Hunt. This is a great opportunity to introduce preservation and help our youth understand architectural preservation. The scavenger hunt is fun and can be completed simply by grabbing a pen, paper, camera and walking up Main Street, as well as one additional stop The Nantucket Atheneum. Click below to download a form and make sure to enter it to the NPT office or email it here by 4:30PM on June 30th to be entered for the July, 1 drawing. There will be one winner, notified on July 1 through email and a phone-call. Prizes include:
Film Screening, Q&A Session, and a cocktail party at Nantucket Culinary Center
Both screenings are FREE and open to the public. If you plan to attend the first screening on June, 11 we kindly ask you call the NPT office at 508-228-1387 or Click HERE to make reservations. The second screening will be first come first serve and no reservations are required. We are thrilled to offer attendees the opportunity to mingle and meet the special film guests at a ticketed cocktail party, following the screening. This will take place at the Nantucket Culinary Center starting at 8:30PM after the film and Q&A session has taken place.