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Round 25 of MA Preservation Projects Fund Announced!

The Massachusetts Historical Commission has announced round 25 of the MPPF grant program! 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 a non-profit organization. Please note grant disbursement is subject to the reauthorization of the capital accounts and the availability of sufficient allocated funds. The deadline for this grant program is March 22, 2019. For the application and more details, please visit MHC's website. MPPF Grant Workshops: MPPF grant workshops provide an opportunity to learn about the

MHC 2019 Preservation Awards

The Massachusetts Historical Commission is now taking applications for their 41st Annual Preservation Awards! The nomination form can be downloaded on MHC's website here. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Tuesday, February 19, 2019. For printed nomination forms, please call 617-727-8470

RFP Issued for Master Plan for Round Lake, NY Auditorium

Creation of a Master Plan for the use, maintenance and preservation of the Round Lake Auditorium. The Village of Round Lake is seeking proposals for the creation and development of a master plan (the “Plan”) for the historic preservation of the Round Lake Auditorium and the Davis Ferris Tracker Organ housed within. The Plan will include consideration of the historic nature and character of the Village itself. The Plan will set forth comprehensive, measurable and incremental goals to provide for the preservation, restoration, maintenance, and usage of the Auditorium and the Organ and describe when each is appropriate. To ensure the Plan encompasses all relevant topics and includes the best gu

MER Update: Award Winning Architectural Firm Selected for Clinton Church Restoration

Taken from the Clinton Church Restoration Inc. website. GREAT BARRINGTON (January 16, 2019) — Clinton Church Restoration has announced the hiring of Huff + Gooden Architects as the project architect for the restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Great Barrington. The New York City-based firm, headed by architect Mario Gooden, is one of the few African American architectural firms in the country. Joining Gooden on the design team is historic preservation architect John A. James, architect and historian Mabel O. Wilson of Studio &, and landscape architect Walter J. Hood of Hood Design Studio. Other team members include Silman Associates for structural engi

Upcoming Workshop: HP Planning for Cities and Towns

Historic Preservation Plans for Cities and Towns This workshop provides an overview of what to include in a municipal preservation plan. Co-sponsored by the Framingham Historical Commission, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Preservation Massachusetts and Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Tue, March 19, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Edgell Memorial Library/Framingham History Center 3 Oak Street Framingham, MA 01703 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-preservation-plans-for-cities-and-towns-tickets-54935505576

See You in September!!

The 2019 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference Friday, September 20 Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, MA Save the date for this year's preservation conference, taking place in "America's Hometown" of Plymouth. The conference will feature a variety of educational sessions, tours, learning and networking opportunities for those interested and involved with preservation, history, advocacy, revitalization, community and more! Details will be available in the coming months so be sure to check back on our website conference page and subscribe for our email communications! The 2019 conference will be held at the Hotel 1620 on Plymouth's waterfront. As the 2020 commemoration quickly approaches, this

It's Awards Season!

Golden Globes, The Oscars, Tsongas Awards.... wait, what?? That's right, it's award season and Preservation Massachusetts is now accepting nominations for our 2019 Awards program! The theme, Preservation Is... will celebrate projects and people that define what preservation means to our communities, our state and our future. We've shaken up our awards approach just a little bit, so be sure to check out the nomination form on our website so you don't miss out on this great recognition opportunity! Learn more about the Awards Dinner and Nomination Form here. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM Friday, Feburary 22. Please contact Erin Kelly with any questions.

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