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

2021 CMHCC

At this time the CMHCC will continue to meet and host presentations virtually.  For questions and more information, please contact Stacia Caplanson at

March 18, 2021

An Introduction to MACRIS Maps:

A great presentation about an amazing tool for local preservationists, commission members, advocates, etc. Many thanks to the Massachusetts Historical Commission for the informative walk through and helpful hints on how to use MACRIS Maps. This was a joint presentation between the Western and Central MA Historic Commissions Coalitions. 

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.