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April 13, 2018

On this date, 30 years ago, Senator Paul E. Tsongas was honored with his namesake award by the preservation community at an event hosted by Historic Massachusetts, Inc.  A lot has changed in 30 years (including our name) but one thing has remained constant, a dedicatio...

April 4, 2018

There has been a lot going on in the world of the Community Preservation Act lately. From a ruling in the Caplan v. Town of Acton suit to the Department of Revenue releasing an estimate for the CPA Trust Fund match, there is a lot of news!  So here are some quick yet v...

April 4, 2018

In mid-March, in Greenfield, over forty people gathered for the most recent meeting of the Western Massachusetts Historical Commission Coalition (WMHCC), to learn more about why and how to repair historic windows. Attendees included members of local historical commissi...

Every March for well over a decade, Preservation Massachusetts has joined other organizations, agencies and individuals in Washington DC for National Preservation Advocacy Week.  The reason for the trip, as you rightfully infer, is to meet with congressional delegation...

April 4, 2018

Repair Not Replace Your Historic Windows

It is a common question. Why repair rather than replace the windows in an historic building? Here are 6 reasons:

1. The original windows were built for and fit your historic building in just the same way that original doors, hardw...

Looking up the bell tower, you may think you are standing outside some grand European cathedral. Maybe the grey skies call to mind England, Scotland or Ireland (I’ve never been but they’re on the bucket list).  Despite outward appearances, this landmark is not across t...

April 4, 2018

This year Preservation Massachusetts celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Most Endangered Historic Resources program. In that time the program has helped bring statewide focus on historic buildings, landscapes and resources that were facing uncertain futures.  Over t...

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