In my job at the Massachusetts Historical Commission, I work with local historical commissions from all over the state. All told, it is about 3000 volunteers. My job is to help them do their job. I do that through answering lots of phone calls, returning emails, putting together guidebooks and presenting workshops statewide. It is by and large a fun job. I enjoy working with a wide range of people. It has been 14 years since I started.
Local HistoricPreservation PlanningPresentation to theMassachusetts Association ofPlanning DirectorsJune 8, 2012
The Massachusetts Historical CommissionEstablished in 1963 toidentify, evaluate and protectthe significant historic andarchaeological assets of theCommonwealth.Almost 50Years Old!
Surveying Historic Properties National Register of Historic Places State and Federal Reviews Massachusetts PreservationProjects Fund Preservation Restrictions Archaeology Local Government AssistanceThe Massachusetts Historical CommissionResponsibilities
Director of Local GovernmentPrograms at the MassachusettsHistorical CommissionAssisting all 351 Cities and Towns of Massachusetts inCommunity-wide Historic Preservation Planning.Primarily, the Local Historical Commissions and HistoricDistrict Commissions.
4. THE STATE REGISTER OFHISTORIC PLACESThe State Register of Historic Places is a compendium of historic resources inMassachusetts including all National Register listings, local historic districtproperties and properties with preservation restrictions.Local HistoricDistrictsNationalRegisterListingsPreservationRestrictions