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June 25, 2020

Maintaining Your Old House, Online Lecture

Join Historic New England on July 14th at 5:30 pm for a webinar on Maintaining Your Old House. Using examples from Historic New England's Preservation Easement Program, this online lecture delves into what to look for when in...

June 25, 2020

WOW! Our Preservation Conversation on historic New England stone walls broke records for attendance, proving that there are a lot of you interested and invested in the preservation of these uniquely New England "landforms".  Our guest speaker, Robert Thorson, prof...

June 17, 2020

What started as a Preservation Massachusetts "pop-up" office hour has turned into over 10 weeks of discussion, exchange, information sharing and great connections on a variety of preservation topics. Thank you to all who have participated live or watched our Preservati...

June 17, 2020

We have all discovered the joys of virtual meeting platforms, like Zoom and GoTo Meeting.  It's allowed us to meet despite social distancing, but it has also allowed meetings to easily be recorded and accessed again and again for reference or by those unable to attend...

June 10, 2020

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Our Commonwealth: June 2020

A Different View

When we last saw this view from Cole's Hill overlooking Plymouth harbor, it was very different. It was mid-March, cold, dreary and we had no idea it would be nearly three mo...

June 8, 2020

Western Massachusetts Historical Commission Coalition

Topic: Local Preservation Success Stories

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

10:00 am 


Hosted by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments

The meeting will feature the following present...

June 8, 2020

Our Preservation Conversations will take place weekly throughout June! See below for our topics (some are still tentative), connection details and scheduling for the summer months.

  • June 3 "Show Me The Money - Preservation Grants" - Special Guest Participants - MHC G...

Like so many, we are struggling to come to terms with what we are witnessing across the United States.  Words do not convey our sorrow and dismay at the events that have led us here, from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis to the violent outbursts overshadowing t...

May 15, 2020

How is it possible that May is already half-way over? There is still a LOT going on in the preservation community all across the state.  We've all become a little more creative in how we work, advocate for and connect and that is a great thing to celebrate this Preserv...