Saturday June 11, 2016 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Nantucket Culinary Center 
22 Federal Street
Nantucket Island, MA 02554

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Nantucket Preservation Trust 

Raise the Roof Film - Cocktail Party 

Please join us for the special cocktail party following the (free) Preservation Month film screening of: "Raise the Roof".

The film will be screened for free (but reservations are required) in the Nantucket Atheneum's Great Hall, on Saturday, June, 11th - 6:30PM (85 minutes long). The screening will conclude with a Q&A by special film representatives.

After the film  stroll around the block to the new Nantucket Culinary Center (22 Federal Street) operated by Joy and Greg Margolis for a fabulous cocktail party (tickets $45) where you can mingle with the film producer, director/editor and film staff. There will be passed hors d'oeuvres, a stationary food platter, and beer/wine available for those of legal age. We hope you will support Nantucket Preservation Month by attending!

Tickets - $45 per person

"Raise the Roof" Information:

Rick and Laura Brown, of Handshouse Studio, set out to reconstruct a lost Polish synagogue, but ended up recovering a lost world. The Browns, assisted by hundreds of people, pursued a 10 year project to recreate the wooden roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue which had been destroyed by German Nazis. Eighteenth century Polish synagogues were among some of the best wooden architecture in the world and the Browns wanted to capture and preserve the design, building methods and intricate hand-painted murals found on their roofs. 

Leading over 300 students and profession

als from 16 countries, the Browns grapple not just with the echoes of World War II, but also with warped timbers, tricky paints, and period hand tools. In 2014, the Gwozdziec roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw

Film Trailer - Please Click HERE.