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Happy Holidays from Preservation Massachusetts

As we look back on 2016, we give thanks for all we have accomplished, relationships that have grown and the impact we are helping you make on behalf of historic preservation in Massachusetts. We are excited for 2017 and what lies ahead. From all of us at Preservation Massachusetts, our best wishes for a Happy Holidays and Cheers for a Joyous New Year! ~ Stacia, Erin, Jim, Courtney & Jeff

$50K incentive offered by the Springfield Historic Preservation Fund for restoration of unique Frank

From the Springfield Republican, www.Masslive.com SPRINGFIELD -- The city, aided by trustee group offering an incentive of up to $50,000, is seeking developers interested in buying and restoring an architecturally unique house at 60 Byers St., across from the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. The two-story, city-owned house is in the downtown area in the Quadrangle-Mattoon Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has three legal housing units. The city is offering the house for sale, and the Trustees of the Springfield Historic Preservation Fund are offering up to $50,000 in incentive funds for the development. The fund was established by

Apply Today! National Trust Preservation Fund Grants

Apply Today! The application for the February National Trust Preservation Fund Grants is now live. Start your application today! Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for planning and education projects. Grants range up to $5,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar match. Full eligibility requirements and grant guidelines, along with a link to our application, can be found at Forum.SavingPlaces.org/funding. Applications are due February 1!

MHC Announcing MPPF Round 23 & Workshops

We're happy to share this release from our friends at the MHC. Secretary William F. Galvin, Chair of the Massachusetts Historical Commission is pleased to announce that Round 23 of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPPF) grant program has been scheduled. It is anticipated that funding will be in the range of the previous grant round, Round 22, which was $780,000. Administered by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), the MPPF is a state-funded 50% reimbursable matching grant program established in 1984 to support the preservation of properties, landscapes, and sites listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Applicants must be a municipality or nonprofit organizatio

Who is Dorchester's "Keeper of the Clock"?

Why it's our very own Jeff Gonyeau! When he's not busy circumnavigating the eastern portion of our state, imparting his vast preservation expertise to communities and individuals he's assisting with questions, he's making sure time keeps marching on in his hometown of Dorchester. Check out this great Boston Globe story about his interesting weekly task and learn something new about one of our very talented staff members! Congrats on the great story Jeff and thanks for all you do for communities all across our state!

Plymouth Massachusetts Looks So Festive

During the afternoons, I take a walk for my lunch break in Plymouth. Within steps from our office, are the down town shops, historical homes, and incredible views of the waterfront. Suddenly, every direction has festive decorations and the store fronts are decorated with warm windows beckoning visitors to come in. Going across the street is the town's Christmas Tree, in front of First Parish meetinghouse. It's decked out in lights and ornaments.

BE: Inspired, Involved, Motivated! Donate today to PM's 2016 Annual Appeal

When you donate to Preservation Massachusetts' Annual Appeal, you are: actively helping us to:​ Keep our Circuit Riders “in the field” and offering assistance, advice and coaching and important resources to anyone facing preservation questions or challenges anywhere in the state! Develop important and much needed preservation education opportunities and materials for anyone, especially the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference in Lowell, September, 2017! Provide real financial support to projects through our Revolving Loan Fund Program, to be newly launched in 2017! Provide advocacy and technical assistance to anyone in need via our website and professional staff. Be a leader for pr

Must Read Feature: Triple-Decker A New England Icon - From Our Friends at Antique Homes Magazine

If you're looking to buy an antique home in New England, or you just have an interest in keeping yourself up to date on them, then you probably already have a copy of latest issue of Antique Homes magazine. The staff at preservation Massachusetts love looking over the pictures of the homes available for sale around the state, and reading the articles. One article jumped out at us, and we asked our friends at the magazine if we could share it with our readers. We think you'll enjoy reading their latest feature by Mark Sullivan, Q&A The Triple-Decker:New England Icon!

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