The Central Massachusetts Historical Commission Coalition

The Central MA Historical Commission Coalition (WMHCC), was organized in 2018, based off of the successful model of the Western MA Historic Commissions Coalition. The group meets 2-3 times each year and offer opportunities for members of local historical commissions, and other historic preservation advocates, to network with colleagues and explore current challenges and successes in the field. Meeting locations are rotated within the central MA area.  The CMHCC is comprised of representatives from the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission, Preservation Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. 

For more information on the CMHCC please contact Stacia Caplanson at

2019 WMHCC Meetings

November 20, 2019

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Visitors Center

3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester, MA

10:00 - 12:00 Noon

Topic: Municipal Preservation Plans

This workshop provides an overview of what to include in a municipal historic preservation plan. A municipal historic preservation plan can be a very useful document and provide direction on how your community can grow, and at the same time, preserve those aspects that make it a special place. With its detailed analysis, public input, list of pro-active tools, community-specific goals and action plan, a preservation plan offers the local historical commission, preservation partners and various stakeholders a singular document for moving forward.  In this workshop, you will learn about the various sections of a municipal preservation plan, how the public is involved and options for getting started.

To RSVP click here.

To view the full meeting notice and agenda, click here

For questions and more information, please contact Stacia Caplanson at

CMHCC Presentation Archive

Click on the folder icon below to view the presentations and materials available on Dropbox. Each meeting folder includes presentation topics.


All presentations are available with the permission of their presenter. 


Please do not copy or distribute without contact Preservation Massachusetts. 

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