Historical Commission meeting

Monday, September 12, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Zoom meeting this month. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556
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. LHC Membership

    • LHC Vacancy - Discussion of Carole DeSanti application for Commission membership and vote.

  3. Preservation Planning for Historical Assets

    • Industrial History programming - UPDATE on "A Sense of Where You Are: Getting to Know Leverett's Industrial Past" Virtual and in-person tours to Leverett's historic industrial landscape and sites.

    • LHS Collection Inventory - UPDATE - Moore's Corner Schoolhouse and Field Family Museum collections of the Leverett Historical Society inventoried and digitized.

    • Preserving Leverett's historic properties - UPDATE Update on Ad Hoc committee appointed by the Selectboard to gather community input on adaptive reuse possibilities for the Field Family Museum. Update on Slarrow Sawmill property in North Leverett. Update on Historical Society's efforts to preserve the Moore's Corner School House.

  4. History-related Cultural Events

    • Leverett 250 - Planning for 250th year 2024 in Leverett. UPDATE from Anniversary Committee meeting on 6/12/22 and 8/25/22.

    • Schooling in Leverett - '10 to 1', One-Room Schoolhouse Oral History Project publication. Next steps? New collaboration with LES for the 250th? Alyson is interested!

    • Stone walls - Preserving stone walls in Leverett - "Mapping Leverett", a project for 250th that brings together neighbors to locate and restore Leverett's stone walls.

  5. Historical Commission Mission and Vision

    • Mission statement - Mission & Vision statement draft. In addition to identifying and evaluating sites, how does LHC mission sync with encouraging sustainable preservation of our historical assets? Sterling mission statement - https://www.sterling-ma.gov/sterling-historical-commission

  6. LHC Activities Timeline

    • LHC Activities Timeline - Timeline illustrates Mission & Vision - draft. At this juncture, 3 years from the 250th, what focus of LHC might be most effective?

  7. Cemeteries

    • Individual Cemetery Issues

    • Veterans Recognition Project - New resource listing Leverett veterans from the TH vault..

  8. LHC - Schedules/ Meetings/ Duties

    • Town website - Update history section on Town website -"Leverett History" on town website

  9. Special topics

    • Design of LHC town webpage - Can we use the page more effectively? What should be there? Important to finish 'Mission & Vision'. Add a link to the file with questions we posed to the LHC candidates ?

    • Suggested topic - Suggested topic for future exploration - updating the Howe's Brothers photos now (30 years after last "update")?

  10. Review and document CPA-funded properties

    • Yearly review - UPDATE on yearly observations and documentation of historic properties which have received preservation funding from the Community Preservation Act account at the July meeting.

  11. New Business

    • Interface among historical organizations - Discuss concerns about overlap between LHC, LHS, FONLS, FFM Ad Hoc Committee, etc..

    • LHC Meeting format - Do we want to meet in person @ Town Hall, where we can have a hybrid meeting in October?

  12. Meeting Wrap-up

    • Next Meetings:
      1. Mon, Oct 17, at 7:00 PM "Historical Commission Meeting" -- Zoom meeting this month. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556
      2. Mon, Nov 14, at 7:00 PM "Historical Commission Meeting" -- Zoom meeting this month. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556
      3. Mon, Dec 12, at 7:00 PM "Historical Commission Meeting" -- Zoom meeting this month. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556
      4. Mon, Jan 9, at 7:00 PM "Historical Commission meeting" -- Zoom meeting this month. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556
    • Close Meeting.

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.

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