Architect Marsha Fader: Preserving Nantucket's Hidden Jewel

THU, JUN 25, 2020 (55:04)

Learn about 200 years of Black land ownership on Nantucket Island with award-winning architect Marsha Fader and moderator Sylvia Stevens-Eduoard.

Fader won the 2020 Architectural Preservation Award from the Nantucket Preservation Trust for the multi-year restoration of the Boston-Higginbotham House belonging to the Museum of African American History. The house was constructed c. 1774 by Seneca Boston, a weaver and formerly enslaved man. The home is especially important as it boasts more than 200 years of ownership by free Black Nantucketers.

Image: Speaker Presentation

+ BIO: Sylvia Stevens-Eduoard

Sylvia Stevens-Eduoard is the director of community relations at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She is also the board chair at the Museum of African American History. She previously worked at THe Albert Schweitzer Fellowship as the executive director. This Boston-based program is dedicated to humanitarian health care work in numerous locations across the U.S. and in Africa.

+ BIO: Marsha L. Fader

Marsha Lee Fader, has a M.S. degree in historic preservation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and a master of architecture degree from Taliesin — The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Marsha has worked on multiple architecture projects on Nantucket, she has volunteered for many preservation focused committees on island, and is the head preservationist for the ongoing work at five corners for the Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket.

Museum of African American History