Our Cruising the Commonwealth Tour is off to a fantastic start! We've done four meetings so far (Barnstable, New Bedford, Worcester & Plymouth) and have five more scheduled! Many thanks to all who have come out, shared their thoughts, concerns, needs and ideas with us. We have already begun to see trends, similarities and also some unique challenges. It is also heartening to know that there are such dedicated local and regional advocates working for and supporting preservation in their communities every day.
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We are looking forward to the second part of our summer tour and hope you will join us at one of our meetings:
Cruising the Commonwealth Tour Stops:
July 26, 11:00 - 1:00 PM in Salem
August 1, 11:00 - 1:00 PM in Greenfield
August 1, 3:00 - 5:00 PM in Springfield
August 2, 10:00 - 12 Noon in Pittsfield
Boston & the metro area
August 9, 10:00 - 12 Noon in Boston
You Must RSVP in order to attend this meeting. You will have to produce ID to gain admittance to the meeting location.
September 22 (Time TBD)
Lowell, at the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference
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We will update the Eventbrite pages with any new details or important information.
About Cruising the Commonwealth:
Cruising the Commonwealth is a series of 9 meetings across the state, hearing directly from local partners, organizations and individuals about issues, needs, thoughts, challenges, wishes, successes and ideas for the future related to historic preservation. We want to hear how you envision a statewide organization serving you better, what programs would be helpful, what you really need to make preservation possible in your communities. We are looking for hear not only from those involved with preservation, but other groups whose work intersects or correlates with preservation activity statewide, or anyone who is interested but would not necessarily call themselves "preservationists". We are prepared to do a whole lot of listening and note taking!
After our summer meetings and a session at the 2017 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, we will take what we have learned and highlight several key priority issues for the entire statewide preservation community and other key partners to focus on as collective. Working together can ultimately help us strengthen our community and expand it as the preservation movement itself grows and changes over the next several years. This information will be presented at PM's 2017 Annual Meeting later this fall.
We encourage you to join us as we are "Cruising the Commonwealth" this summer and let your voice be heard. So mark your calendars and we'll see you on the road this summer!