Acorn Heritage Services
Nantucket, MA 02554
his Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation in May of 1999
from Roger Williams University. His minors were American Studies and History
and completed his senior project on the cultural resources of recreation
in Rhode Island. He worked with the Institute for Preservation Technology
at Harpers Ferry National Park. He studied in England and learned English
preservation techniques as part of the Historic Preservation program.
Aaron also holds his Masters of Art in Public History program at
Middle Tennessee State University (2005). He worked for the Rutherford
County Archives as a research assistant and web designer. He was also
employed at the Center for Historic Preservation as a research assistant,
web designer, and video producer. The Public History program contracted
with him as their lead web designer. He wrote his thesis on standardized
Aaron now serves as the Chairman of the Nantucket Historical Commission (which he founded) and the Nantucket Cultural Council. He was recently honored as a "40 Under 40" for outstanding community participation. Aaron is President of the American Association for History and Computing and has organized the 2007 Annual Meeting in Providence focusing on public history and technology. Aaron sits on the board for the Recent Past Preservation Network and the Vernacular Architecture Forum.
Aaron has taught classes in
historic preservation for the Nantucket Community School. He has been
a part of the Nantucket Preservation Alliance and is featured in a video
they are producing on Nantucket and preservation. Furthermore, he was
an associate member of the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development
Commission where he has encouraged the integration of historical and traditional
planning into the work the commission does.
Andrea Marcavitch has been learning architectural history from Aaron from their many roadtrips and projects. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. She grew up in Northern New Hampshire and now works on Nantucket as the Young Adult Librarian at the Nantucket Atheneum. She has a long history of working in cultural activities - such as theater and music. She sings on the Nantucket Community Music Center choir and the Women's Choir of Nantucket.
Andrea has been an ametuer photographer for several years and has a strong eye for composition. Andrea also has experience with copy editing, writing, and education through her work with A Safe Place and the Atheneum. She has hands on experience with windshield surveys, building stylistics, and research. Andrea brings a eye for architectural photography, a level head for survey work, and an energy for historic preservation to Acorn Heritage Services.
In addition, Acorn Heritage Services also employes various subcontractors - including archaeologists, researchers, photographers, and technical specialists for conservation projects.
Acorn Heritage Services, January 2007