01 September 2005

Our Irish Friends

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.

The 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." Century House, Nantucket

27 August 2005

Top Five Eastern US Summer Inn Destinations!!! forbes.com

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.

Century House, Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Nantucket

20 August 2005

Comcast Joins Paramount. We are on TV again!!!

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."

01 August 2005

Blog and E-Newsletter

Welcome to Nantucket's Historic Century House Blog and E-Newsletter!!

With the inauguration of this e-newsletter, we will be highlighting special Nantucket treasures, seldom experienced by the visitor.

Century House, Since 1833

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