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40 Years of PIN

For four decades, Preservation Institute Nantucket (PIN) has offered interdisciplinary studies in historic preservation. PIN was officially established and named at the end of the 1972 season – the first year the University of Florida offered coursework for credit.

The establishment of the program occurred the same year the World Heritage List and Program were created and just six years after the passing of the 1966 U.S. National Preservation Act. Since its inception, nearly 600 participants representing more than 110 institutions have attended PIN. They have helped document and preserve more than 60 historic Nantucket sites, many of which are included in the archives of the Historic American Building Survey.

PIN continues to play a critical role in educating the next generation of preservationists. For more information, visit

If you are an alumnus of PI:N, please consider taking time to complete the following survey.

Check out the PI:N 40th anniversary photo gallery.

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