Concord Historical Commission
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.
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.
Meeting recordings can be found on Minuteman Media Network's YouTube page here:
|Dec 14, 2023||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Jan 11, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Feb 8, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Mar 28, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Apr 11, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|May 9, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Jun 13, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Jul 11, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Aug 8, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Sep 12, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Oct 10, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Nov 14, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|Dec 12, 2024||7:00 pm||TBD|
|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, August 9, 2023, 8 am
- Lexington-Concord Battle Road, Interim Report to Congress, 1958
- Historical Commission Charge 1982
- Historic Resources Masterplan, 2001
- West Concord Historic Resource Survey Plan - Completed August 2013 (PDF)
- West Concord Historic Resource Survey Project Final Report - August 2013 (PDF)
- Addendum to the West Concord Historic Resource Survey Listing Priority 2 Properties (PDF)
- Narrative Histories of Concord and West Concord by Anne Forbes (PDF)
- Sustainability Guide for Historic and Older Homes
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.
Rehabilitation is frequently the treatment that is considered most appropriate.