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Winter 2008

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Nantucket Bulletin: comings and goings in and around Century House

December 2008

Innkeeper Speaks

At times, change for change sake is not the best answer.  Sometimes it is the consistency in ongoing change that is better. By consistency in change I reflect upon a tree growing or an island shingle turning silver, real change without a lot of noise.  Noise for noise’s sake is never pleasant.Noise, when used to alert us to an oncoming crisis is a good use of noise.  We at Century House have always tried to make consistent changes that allow our guests to truly enjoy what the “Freedoms of Nantucket” offer.  We do not try to dazzle you, we ask you only to build a new appreciation for the familiar while you collect memories you can carry with you off-island.

The familiar can be as simple as a good night’s sleep, a walk along a serene natural seashore, or maybe just the careful enjoyment of an artist’s “en plein aire” painting.  We want you to come to a place of freedom where others have come since the seventeenth century; a different place, a unique setting where you can be comfortable and enjoy a break from your day to day schedule.  Above Century House – 1985; Below Century House – 2005. Note: Christmas Tree moved from table on porch to beside flagpole.

The Photo Contest 2009

Take Photographs. Leave Only Footprints.

Win a 2010 Three-Night Deluxe Stay. We’re known for contests. Well this year we continue our 175th year anniversary and we are giving away a 2010 Season Stay. This entry is only for our 2009 Season Guests. Stay with us this coming season and you may be the lucky winner. CALL 508.228.0530 FOR DETAILS

Weddings: Nantucket Style
We host intimate Weddings.

Comfortably, Privately and One at a Time.

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Little Known Treasures

Nantucket Cemetery: Inscription Project

“The Nantucket Historical Association has launched a Nantucket Cemeteries Project in an effort to record the inscriptions of the island’s grave markers. The NHA inscription project has gathered epitaphs and condition information about many of the markers of Nantucket island, and created a database of information that allows searching across cemeteries.”


There are 13 Cemeteries on Nantucket Island. Come see if you have ancestors On Nantucket Island, and enjoy the quiet.




New Books and Films


The Given Day, Dennis Lehane

Thames, Peter Ackroyd

Beautiful Children, Chales Bock

Stealing Trinity, Ward Larsen

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein




Hellboy III


The Closer – Season 1,2,3


The French Connection

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Enjoy the Holidays and Looking forward to seeing you in the 2009 Season.  

 Happiness. Health. Prosperity. And a Most Terrific New Year!  

Century House Staff