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Summer 2005

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Freedoms of Nantucket

Little Known Treasures

Summer  2005
Dear Nantucket Lover!Welcome to Nantucket’s Historic Century House!!With the inauguration of our first e-newsletter, we will be highlighting special Nantucket treasures, seldom experienced by the visitor. Stay tuned for news on Nantucket Island and events.

In this issue:

Century House makes Forbes.com top list!

Forbes.com recently recognized the Century House in the “Top 5 Eastern U.S Summer Inn Destinations!” Among others recognized in the Summer Destination Guide for 2005 were The Point in New York, Boston’s XV Beacon, The Inn at Great Neck, and the Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness.

“We are delighted that the Century House was selected by Forbes.com among such extraordinary hotels and inns. As we continue to welcome our guests, we know that this recognition will help us brand not only the Century House, but also Nantucket as an exciting summer destination,” said innkeeper duo Gerry Connick and JeanE Heron.


Discover the Frolicking Grey Seals…

Explore the little known outer island Muskeget off Nantucket! Get up close and personal with our resident population of Grey Seals! Hear the history of the area from renown Maria Mitchell Association naturalist. Two and three night stays including two round trip tickets aboard the SHEARWATER, a 47′ Ocean PowerCAT! (Painting in Photo: Michael Harrell’s “White Sails”)

Package details include: Two nights/two guests from $600; three nights/two persons $850; deduct $75 from either package for party of one person. Prices excluding taxes and services.


Century House TV Encore – Comcast Joins Paramount

Comcast Joins Paramount Pictures in selecting Century House to be featured on its Television Series. Many of you recall the Century House’s role on the the TV weekly show “Wings” airing 1992 – 2000.

We are delighted to announce that Comcast’s CN8 recently selected the inn to film the Century House “First Annual Professional Artist Week” The program will be aired this season and will feature notable, award winning artists who are members of the Century House’s 22-year Artist-in-Residence Program. Enjoy the show! (Painting in Photo: Frank Corso’s “Brant Point Light” )

Here is what some workshop participants had to say: “The beauty of the group was that all the members knew the area and the ‘secrets’ of Nantucket so well!” “I felt I had the opportunity to talk and spend some time with everyone. Most of us are ‘lonely painters, living in a box of paints.’” “The best part of the workshop involved impromptu discussions.”


The historic Century House

Century House dates back to the Cliff Road land purchase in 1833. According to research performed by Edouard A. Stackpole, renowned Nantucket historian and former director of the Peter Foulger Museum, a member of an old Nantucket family of Scottish roots, Captain Robert Calder, built the Century House. Over the years, Capt. Calder took part in several long, successful voyages to hunt whale, and eventually completed the construction of the house in the early 1840’s. It is said that Capt. Calder chose this site because of the privacy, the ocean breezes, the views, and the genuine serenity the location provided in the 1840’s and still exhibits today. According to Mr. Stackpole, the Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island to date.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Visits Nantucket
Century House recently hosted chief executive for the 1998 Nobel Peace Price Winner, Dr. John Hume, known worldwide for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Century House was selected to host Dr. Hume’s Chief Executive Michelle Lynch at the recommendation of Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley who has a residence on Nantucket.

Pictured above (left to right) Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. John Hume, innkeepers Jean Ellen Heron and Gerry Connick, Chief Executive Michelle Lynch and her fiancee, Mr. Robert Thoubboron.

Dr. John Hume was the keynote speaker at the American Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser, “THE MISSION OF THE AMERICAN IRELAND FUND IS TO BE THE LARGEST NETWORK OF PEOPLE OF IRISH ANCESTRY AND FRIENDS OF IRELAND DEDICATED TO RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION, ARTS AND CULTURE, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND, NORTH AND SOUTH.”

Save 10%”Offer Applies to 9/15 – 10/15″ *Book by August 30, 2005. Subject to availability; based on published rates and minimum stay requirements; holidays and special events excluded.

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