Historical Commission meeting

Monday, July 3, 2017, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Town Hall
A meeting of the Historical Commission

Meeting of Historical Commission


  • Edie Field, Honorary.
  • Ann Tweedy. 2022.
  • Eva Gibavic. 2022.
  • Susan Mareneck, Chair. 2022.
  • Anne Schuyler. 2024.
  • Sara Robinson. 2024.
  • Susan Lynton. 2024.
  • Carole Desanti, Member. (October, 2024)

See Minutes of this Meeting Posted Meeting Agenda

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

  2. 1. Update - Digital Archives Project & Cemeteries (SM, SL & EF)

    • Cemetery research - - Update: Cemetery research UMASS History grad. student (Nolan Cool) will work on updating Form E for Long Plain/ Hillsboro during July 2017. **Austin & Nolan would be willing to give a talk during the summer on the cemetery research they have been doing in Leverett. Could we arrange?

    • Preservation Planning - - New information from MHC on cemetery preservation planning; MPPF may need to be one cemetery at a time. SM speaking with Ross Dekle at MHC.

    • Cemetery Preservation Campaign - - Update: Cemetery Preservation Campaign (EDDM); Julie to Ruth West re Paypal on LHS website; printing complete - mailing on 6/30/17.

  3. 2. History related/ Cultural Event possibilities – (SR, EF, SM)

    • "Education in Leverett..." grant proposal - - “Education in Leverett…”update: MAHumanities declined to fund. Shall we mount a local effort?

  4. 3. Strategic Planning for Historical Assets Survey (AS, SL, SM)

    • Town-wide survey/planning - - Town-wide Historical Assets Strategic Planning initiative. Connection with Conservation Commission Open Space Planning? Work with MHC (Chris Skelly) on possible Survey and Planning grant/process? - Field Library CPC application?

  5. 4. LHC Yearly Preservation Restriction Monitoring: (AT, AS, SM, EF)

    • Historic Preservation restrictions - - Scheduling dates to visit local CPA funded sites in fall?

  6. 5. LHS

    • LFM Summers Hours + - - New summer hours: 2nd & 4th Saturdays 10-1:30pm, except for 7/15 or by appointment. Call 413-548-9452. - Possible meeting in the summer at Leverett Library (on a Thursday eve. before music?)

    • Hours

    • Hours

  7. 6. New Business

    • Hours

    • Next meeting - Memorial Day 2018? - Next meeting date – (2nd Monday of August is 8/14. Plan “Memorial to Leverett Veterans for Memorial Day 2018?” NL Baptist church 250th 7/15-16, 2017!; Plan for Leverett 250th in 2024? (All)

  8. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Leverett Historical Commission 2017-07-03 Minutes (2017-08-08 at 1:45 PM)

Posted to: Historical Commission.