…Main Street, Nantucket is one of the most beautiful places in America. The space, the streetwall, the trees, the quality of the materials, and the island light all contribute. So do the consistently classical proportions of the quiet background buildings, which sing to us in harmony.

Victor Dover and John Massengale, Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

Historic preservation takes careful planning, thoughtful advocacy, ongoing education, and partnerships. There are many ways to contribute to our work and each is instrumental in helping NANTUCKET PRESERVATION TRUST preserve the island’s unique architectural heritage and timeless sense of place. Ways to support Nantucket Preservation Trust include:


NPT’s membership provides ongoing operating support for our organization and programs. Members may join as General Members, Leader Members or Sense of Place Society donors, or you may give their gift in Honor or Memory of another individual or family.

Annual Business Sponsorships

NPT’s annual business sponsors value and help to steward our shared historic heritage through your support for our work. NPT offers several types of annual business sponsorship. Benefits include advertisement in Ramblings and recognition online & in our event-related promotional materials.

Planned Giving/Legacy Circle

By making a commitment to support NPT through some form of planned giving, members of NPT’s Legacy Circle are helping to ensure both their own and Nantucket’s enduring legacy for generations to come.

Program & Event Support

Every year NPT hosts annual programmatic events such as our Preservation Symposium, our Preservation Awards and our Summer Lecture & Luncheon and fundraising events such as our annual August Fête, and our Sense of Place Exhibition & Auction. The support of our individual Leaders as well as those who choose to join us as business sponsors or corporate underwriters helps to make these events possible and ensure that the majority of the proceeds from each event can go to support the work we do.

Ramblings Advertising

Filled with intriguing stories relevant to all those interested in the rich history embodied in the unique architecture of the island, NPT’s annual preservation magazine, Ramblings is a beloved, keepsake whose publication each year is eagerly awaited by our community. Click here to see and read past issues of Ramblings. Click here for information about advertising in Ramblings.

Targeted Giving

Targeted Giving opportunities are created when donors work in concert with the NPT board and staff to either create and name funds specifically targeted for existing programs or to develop, name and fund mission-aligned initiatives. Visit our Targeted Giving page to learn more about creating your own unique fund to help NPT in our efforts to preserve Nantucket’s historic heritage. To learn more about or to contribute to our existing funds visit the Clarissa Porter Preservation Easement Fund and the Mary Helen & Michael Fabacher Scholarship Fund.

Corporate Partnerships

NPT’s corporate partners share our passion for preservation and our deep love for historic Nantucket. Each corporate partnership in unique but often include co-hosting or co-branding one or more special events with a percentage of the proceeds supporting the work of Nantucket Preservation Trust.


There are many year-round and seasonal volunteering opportunities with the NPT, from office help, to research, to event-specific opportunities. Visit our Volunteering page to learn more.

Thank you for your support!

NPT is very grateful to all of our general, leader and Sense of Place Society members, grant funders, business sponsors, corporate partners, event leaders, sponsors and underwriters, advertisers and volunteers for their ongoing and generous support. Together, we are making a difference!

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