HISTORICAL COMMISSION MEMBERS NEEDED
Bolton Historical Commission is looking for volunteer residents interested in identifying, preserving, and protecting the historic and archaeological resources of our town.
Commission members should be available to attend meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
Please contact Linda Day at 978-779-2297 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in finding out more about the mission and projects of this Commission.
About the Commission
The Bolton Historical Commission is a local representative for the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The Commission's goal, as charged by the state, is the preservation of Bolton's historical places. Its purpose is to work toward this goal by planning for and implementing programs for the identification, evaluation, and protection of these historical resources.
The Commission holds public meetings every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Bolton Town Hall. Notice of meetings are posted in the Bolton Common and on the Town Hall's bulletin. We are always seeking new members. If interested, use "Contact" on the top menu to contact the commission.
The purpose of the local historical commission, as defined by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, is as follows:
Local historical commissions are agents of local government. Their most important goal is the preservation of the community's historic places. The purpose of a local historical commission is to work toward this goal by planning for and implementing programs for the identification, evaluation, and protection of its community's historical resources. Planning is the essential first step in developing an effective local preservation program.
A municipal agency itself, the local historical commission works in cooperation with other municipal agencies to insure that the goals of historic preservation are considered in planning for future development of the community. The be effective, local historical commissions must be active participants in local planning efforts. The agencies local commissions work with most frequently are boards of selectmen, planning boards, historic district commissions, community development offices, and conservation commissions.
The local historical commission should also coordinate with other groups whose interests involve history or historic preservation. Local historical societies, arts councils, libraries, and schools often have interests similar to those of local historical commissions in fostering pride in community identity. The local commission should serve as the liaison between these groups on matters pertaining to historic preservation programs. Finally, it is the local commission's mandate to be the local municipal "watchdog" for state and federal preservation agencies, alerting them to local preservation issues.