Preservation Massachusetts invites you to join us at the 30th Annual Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards! This year we will celebrate emerging leaders and organizations in the preservation community. We will also present the 4th annual Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award to a transformative project. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are available online now! Click here to RSVP and be sure to check back as we begin to announce this year's awardees and more. PM Awards Dinner Page
It's time for Northeast Museum Madness and in this round our very own Lowell National Historical Park is up against Valley Forge! Click the link below to vote for Lowell and show some love for one of our Commonwealth's great national parks and museums! https://www.facebook.com/LowellHistoricBoard/posts/1843454862355080
On March 15, the Western Massachusetts Historic Commissions Coalition (WMHCC) hosted a meeting that focused on historic windows, with presentations by practitioners and case study examples. The presentations from that meeting, along with some resources are now available on our website! PM's website will host an archives of the WMHCC's past meeting presentations, which have featured topics such as funding for historic preservation projects and tax credits. For more informatio
Re-posted from the Town of Weymouth's website: Weymouth, MA – Mayor Robert Hedlund announced today that the Town will seek proposals from qualified not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations to rehabilitate, operate, and manage the Emery House located at King Oak Hill in East Weymouth. The Emery House and its 24-acre grounds were acquired by the Town in 2011 with $1.9 million in local Community Preservation funds. While plans are currently underway to convert the grounds to a pa
There has been a lot of discussion on our Massachusetts Historic Preservation list serve lately about historic windows. From restoration and repair to the replacement industry, standards and energy efficiency, there is a real need for information about windows in historic buildings. Without a doubt, windows are important to buildings, their age, character and even style. Preservation Massachusetts has created a page on our website that will be a repository of information, res
Congratulations to our friends at Clinton Church Restoration (CCR) in Great Barrington! The National Park Service African American Civil Rights Grants Program has awarded a grant of $388,508 to Housatonic Heritage for the initial phase of restoration work on Great Barrington’s historic Clinton Church. The grant is part of $12.6 million awarded to 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20t
Storytelling is an integral part of history. Stories teach, they inspire, they motivate, they caution. Stories tell where you have been and where you are and were you hope to go in the future. Preservation Massachusetts is excited to this new bi-monthly feature we are calling Storytellers.Through Storytellers we will share a local preservation story that can serve to educate and inspire others.
We launch this new series with an inspiring story of an historic African Ameri