Concord Historical Commission

Good news! 

We are beginning a year-long Community-wide Historic Preservation Planning project with the help of preservation consultant Heritage Strategies, LLP. 

The plan will support the integrated, cross-disciplinary approach of Concord's community plan Envision Concord, Bridge to 2030 (2018) as well as national goals of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission which is "charged with orchestrating the largest and most inclusive observance in our nation's history" in 2025 and 2026.

Look forward to stakeholder and public meetings in early 2024 and stay up to date on progress through this webpage:
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Mission Statement

The Historical Commission was created by an Act of the 1973 Town Meeting, in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, Section 8D. By state law, the Historical is established "for the preservation, protection and development of the historical and archeological assets of the...town. Such commission shall conduct researches for places of historical and archeological value, shall cooperate with the state archeologist...and shall seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, plans and pamphlets which it deems necessary for its work."

Agendas, Minutes & Meeting Recordings

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
 

Meeting recordings can be found on Minuteman Media Network's YouTube page here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUk6r-j8hFwin1lwht-RViA


Meeting Schedule

Date   Time   Location
Jan 11, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting virtual
Jan 26, 2024 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting virtual
Feb 8, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting virtual
Feb 9, 2024 Fri 11:00 am CANCELLED TBD
Feb 23, 2024 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting TBD
Mar 22, 2023 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting TBD
Mar 28, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Apr 11, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Apr 26, 2024 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting TBD
May 9, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
May 24, 2024 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting TBD
Jun 13, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Jun 28, 2024 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting TBD
Jul 11, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Jul 26, 2024 Fri 11:00 am Historic Preservation Planning Meeting TBD
Aug 8, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Sep 12, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Oct 10, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Nov 14, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Dec 12, 2024 Thurs 7:00 pm Regular Meeting TBD
Commission Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted).

Historical Commission Members

Members Term Expires
Alan Bogosian, Chair May 31, 2025
Melissa Saalfield May 31, 2026
Michael Capizzi May 31, 2025
Ryan Hanley May 31, 2025
Nancy Fresella-Lee May 31, 2026
Nancy Nelson, Associate Member May 31, 2024
Francesca Cataldo, Associate Member May 31, 2024
Henry Dane, Select Board Liaison  

Historical Topics Forum

In addition to the regular meetings of the CHC, the Chair holds informal conversations typically on the second Wednesday of the month at 8am. The next Historical Topics Forum will be: 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 8 am

View Most Recent Agenda

Plans and Documents

National Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation

The Secretary of the Interior provides Standards and Guidelines for the treatment of historic properties and cultural landscapes which guide preservation efforts across the country. 

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1739/secretary-standards-treatment-historic-properties.htm

https://www.nps.gov/crps/tps/landscape-guidelines/index.htm

Rehabilitation is frequently the treatment that is considered most appropriate.  

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1739/upload/treatment-guidelines-2017-part1-preservation-rehabilitation.pdf