Historical Commission Meeting

Monday, June 12, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Town Hall & online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85720560676?pwd=bThuajB1LzFWTG9ndU51WUhGZks1QT09
A meeting of the Historical Commission

Meeting of Historical Commission


  • Edie Field, Honorary.
  • Anne Schuyler. 2023.
  • Sara Robinson. 2023.
  • Susan Lynton. 2023.
  • Ann Tweedy. 2024.
  • Eva Gibavic. 2024.
  • Susan Mareneck, Chair. 2024.
  • Carole Desanti, Member. (October, 2024)

* * * DRAFT Meeting Agenda * * *

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. LHC Business

    • Mission & Vision - Revisit Mission statement. Update timeline. Who wants to work on the timeline?

    • Town website - Update from subcommittee on Redesign of Historical Commission page: add mission statement, links to agendas, minutes, etc.. Update and incorporate the ''Leverett History'' page as the interface for links to the LHC programming, reference to ''places of interest'', such as mills, museums, Peace Pagoda, etc.. Create a ''digital vault''; possibility of online exhibitions?

  3. Preservation Planning for Historical Assets

    • Industrial History Programming - UPDATE - CPA-funded programming: ASOWYA (''A Sense of Where You Are: Getting to Know Leverett's Industrial Past'') Next steps: 1. ''Embodied History'' 2. ''Signage''.

    • LHS Collection Inventory - LHS Collection Inventory - Moore's Corner Schoolhouse and Field Family Museum collections inventoried and digitized. Status? Next steps? Raise additional funding? Speak with archivist ''Bob'' (and Brian Cooke IT advisor to the town?) about '' Rescarta'' shareware?

    • Preservation Planning - Preservation Planning for Leverett's Historical assets: Updates on: Field Family Museum Ad Hoc Committee; Moore's Corner School House (LHS); Friends of the North Leverett Sawmill and ''Heritage Site & Nature Trail''; Rattlesnake Gutter Trust, Rattlesnake Gutter Road restoration.

    • Preservation Planning - Creating the environment for preservation planning as well as increasing access to Leverett history: What are the other ways the LHC goes about ''Preservation Planning''? How does the LHC create the environment for valuing Leverett history? What have we done to date? What tools do we have? Are there endangered historic properties in town that we can help provide context for preserving? Does Leverett want to be a part of the national 250th celebration in 2026?

  4. Access to Historical Commission meetings -

  5. New Business

    • Leverett 250th in 2024 - Leverett 250th Anniversary update: Souvenirs, ''Hidden History'', etc..

  6. Meeting Wrap-up

    • Next Meeting:
      1. Mon, Jul 10, at 6:00 PM "Historical Commission Meeting" -- Town Hall & online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85720560676?pwd=bThuajB1LzFWTG9ndU51WUhGZks1QT09
    • Close Meeting.

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Posted to: Historical Commission on 2023-04-03 23:10:24 (updated 2023-04-03 23:18:55).