Historical Commission meeting

Monday, May 9, 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm
A meeting of the Historical Commission

Meeting of Historical Commission


  • Edie Field, Honorary.
  • Ann Tweedy. 2022.
  • Eva Gibavic. 2022.
  • Susan Mareneck, Chair. 2022.
  • Anne Schuyler. 2024.
  • Sara Robinson. 2024.
  • Susan Lynton. 2024.

See Minutes of this Meeting Posted Meeting Agenda

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

  2. Access to Historical Commission monthly meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556

    • SM contact - leveretthistoryinfo@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556 Meeting ID: 861 2514 7556 Since the state will allow virtual meetings to continue until 7/22, the LHC plans to hold a virtual meeting on zoom through June 2022.

    • LHC Vacancy - Welcome to parties interested in serving on the Historical Commission.

  3. Preservation Planning for Historical Assets

    • Industrial History programming - UPDATE on "A Sense of Where You Are: Getting to Know Leverett's Industrial Past" Virtual and in-person tours to Leverett's historic industrial landscape and sites.

    • LHS Collection Inventory - UPDATE - Moore's Corner Schoolhouse and Field Family Museum collections of the Leverett Historical Society inventoried and digitized.

    • Preserving Leverett's historic properties - UPDATE Update on CPC guidance regarding implementation of $30,000 "conditions assessment and planning" grant for the Field Family Museum.

  4. History-related Cultural Events

    • Leverett 250 - Planning for 250th year 2024 in Leverett.

    • Schooling in Leverett - "10 to 1", One-Room Schoolhouse Oral History Project publication. Collaboration with Leverett Education Foundation to celebrate the publication of "10 to 1", Leverett Elementary School and education's historical importance in Leverett on June 11, 1pm at the Leverett Library. Also presentation of the project at the staewide Massachusetts History Conference, June 7, 2022.

    • Stone walls - Preserving stone walls in Leverett - "Mapping Leverett", a project for 250th that brings together neighbors to locate and restore Leverett's stone walls.

  5. Historical Commission Mission and Vision

    • Mission statement - Mission & Vision statement draft. In addition to identifying and evaluating sites, how does LHC mission sync with encouraging sustainable preservation of our historical assets? Sterling mission statement - https://www.sterling-ma.gov/sterling-historical-commission

  6. LHC Activities Timeline

    • LHC Activities Timeline - Timeline illustrates Mission & Vision - draft. At this juncture, 3 years from the 250th, what focus of LHC might be most effective?

  7. Cemeteries

    • Individual Cemetery Issues

    • Veterans Recognition Project - New resource listing Leverett veterans from the TH vault..

  8. LHC - Schedules/ Meetings/ Duties

    • Town website - Update history section on Town website -"Leverett History" on town website

  9. Special topics

    • Suggested topic - Suggested topic for future exploration - updating the Howe's Brothers photos now (30 years after last "update")?

  10. Review and document CPA-funded properties

    • Yearly review - Yearly observations and documentation of historic properties which have received preservation funding from the Community Preservation Act account will happen at the July meeting.

  11. New Business

    • LHC Budget - Expense receipts?

    • Discussion of LHC vacancy. - Discuss candidates interested in filling the Commission's one vacant seat.

  12. Meeting Wrap-up

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.

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