Established by appointment by the Selectmen, Westminster Historical Commission is the town Board responsible for ensuring that preservation concerns are considered in town planning and development decisions. The Westminster Commission works closely with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. They serve as local preservation advocates and as an important resource for information about their community's cultural resources and preservation activities.
The WHC is involved in the community's preservation planning process by identifying, describing and locating buildings, structures, objects, areas, burial grounds, landscape features, and sites that are of historical, architectural, or archaeological importance to the community, the state, or the nation.
The Commission has developed a comprehensive inventory of the town's historical assets to serve as the basis for all future preservation activities. This inventory has been accepted by the Town and enables the Selectmen and voters to make consistent and informed preservation decisions.
The Westminster Historical Commission is looking for several new members to fill open positions. Click here for more information.
The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, at the Town Hall, 11 South Street. Please refer to the posting in the Town Hall for any changes of location or scheduled meeting dates. Click here for the June 16, 2010 Agenda.
Commission members currently are: Chairperson: Betsy Hannula; Laurie Tarr-Ellsworth, Joan Longscope