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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

Vote for Lowell in March Museum Madness NOW!

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!

Historic Window Presentations Available

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 information about the WMHCC visit their page and take a look at the presentation archive.

RFP Issued for Weymouth's Emery House

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 passive-recreational park, the question of whether the existing house can be successfully reused has remained outstanding. “I continue to be an advocate for preservation, and my preference is to see the Emery House saved,”

Windows Windows Windows!

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, resources, news and events pertaining to historic windows. We hope it will be a place where people, organizations and communities can get the information they need to advocate for historic windows in their communities. This

Clinton Church Restoration Receives NPS Grant

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 20th century. The Phase I work on Clinton Church will focus on areas of the building that most urgently need attention, as identified in a newly completed Historic Structures Report; work will include a new wood shingle roo

Storytellers: The Clinton AME Zion Church

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 American Church in Great Barrington and the dedicated advocates who banded together to save it. The Path to Restoration The Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church, Great Barrington Writing by Hannah Van Sickle Wray Gunn’s affiliation wit

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