Nantucket Preservation Symposium

Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas

September 16 & 17, 2020

Nantucket Preservation Trust presents the 2020 Preservation Symposium Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas on September 16 & 17, 2020.

This two day online conference will feature real world solutions to the threats posed by sea-level rise being developed both nationally and on Nantucket. Presentations will feature 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.

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Thank you to our 2020 Preservation Symposium supporters!


The Community Foundation for Nantucket’s ReMain Nantucket Fund

Barbara and Amos Hostetter

The Osceola Foundation

Leadership Supporters

Gale Arnold
Mary-Randolph Ballinger
Gary and Carole Beller
David and Mary Brown
Amanda Cross
Caroline and Douglass Ellis, Jr.
Chris and Donna Hoffman
Carolyn Knutson
Craig and Ann Muhlhauser
Marie and John Sussek
Garrett Thornburg

Business Sponsors

Nantucket Land Council

Click here for more information about business sponsorship and underwriting opportunities.


Thank you to the sponsors of our 2020  Symposium Keeping History Above Water: Nantucket. Click here to visit the University of Florida’s Resilient Nantucket website to learn more about sea level rise projections for Nantucket’s historic downtown core.

Learn more about Keeping History Above Water here:

See highlights from our 2017 inaugural symposium here: