June 26-28, 2019
June 19, 2019: Registration is currently full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list.
Nantucket Island has long looked to the ocean to determine its future. From fishing village to international whaling port to beloved seaside escape, the waters that surround Nantucket have always inspired. A National Historic Landmark with more than 800 pre-Civil War era historic structures, Nantucket is one of countless coastal communities who now must rethink its relationship with the sea.
Keeping History Above Water: Nantucket is a two-day workshop on Nantucket that will bring together members of the island community, stakeholders from other coastal communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and national experts to share experiences and case studies. On Day One, participants will learn from the successes and lessons of other historic coastal communities. Participants will turn their focus to Nantucket on Day Two, using state-of-the-art laser scanning models to help envision sea level rise and an old-fashioned roundtable discussion to propose solutions. The convening kicks off with keynote speaker Jeff Goodell, author of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. Donovan Rypkema, preservation economics expert, and James Balog of the film The Human Element are special presenters.
This is the fifth iteration of Keeping History Above Water and is a partnership between the University of Florida, Nantucket Preservation Trust, and Town of Nantucket, in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation.
The 2019 conference is presented by University of Florida: Preservation Institute Nantucket, Nantucket Preservation Trust and the Town of Nantucket, in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation and ReMain Nantucket.
Registration for Keeping History Above Water: Nantucket is now open!Register
For information or questions, please contact Mary Bergman at the Nantucket Preservation Trust:
Learn more about Keeping History Above Water here: http://historyabovewater.org/.
Community Foundation for Nantucket’s ReMain Nantucket Fund
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Nantucket Island Resorts
Nantucket Yacht Club
Nantucket Land Council
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
David and Mary Brown
Barbara J. Fife
Christian and Donna Hoffman
Craig and Ann Muhlhauser
John and Marie Sussek
Gale H. Arnold
See highlights from our inaugural symposium here: