Recent Press Releases

12/26/2013

Swansea Friends Meetinghouse, Somerset, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Highland School, Winthrop, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Upton State Forest – Civilian Conservation Corps Resources Historic District, Upton, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

First Congregational Parish Historic District, Truro, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

12/20/2013

Old Bedford Center Historic District Technical Amendment and Boundary Change Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Benson’s New Block and The Mohawk Chambers, Greenfield, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Four Cemeteries in New Bedford Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

12/13/2013

Secretary Galvin Announces 36th Annual Preservation Awards Program (PDF)

10/28/2013

Massachusetts Historical Commission 50-Year Highlights Outlined at Historic Preservation Conference (PDF)
Photo from event (PDF)

9/17/2013

Secretary Galvin Announces Massachusetts Archaeology Month October 2013 (PDF)

6/21/2013

Roslindale Substation, Boston, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

East Leverett Historic District and Moore’s Corner Historic District, Leverett, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

District # 5 School, Shrewsbury, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Hooker Apartments (Borinquen Apartments), Springfield, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

5/20/2013

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Second Brazer Building, Boston (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Calvin Swallow House, Boston (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to North Chelmsford Town Hall (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Frederic C. Adams Public Library, Kingston (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Walter Hoeg Of Kingston (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Appleton Mills, Lowell (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Needham Town Hall (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Clark Biscuit Apartments, North Adams (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Linwood Mill Apartments, Northbridge (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Lyman Estate, Waltham (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Stephen Willcock House, Westport (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2013 Historic Preservation Award to Carolyn Harris Of Wilmington (PDF)

3/22/2013

Cobb Memorial Library, Truro, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Jedediah Foster Homesite, West Brookfield, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Men of Kent Cemetery, Scituate, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Old Burial Hill, Plymouth, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Wheeler-Harrington House, Concord, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

12/24/2012

Dana Common Historic and Archaeological District, Petersham, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

North Street Fire Station, Salem, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Center Cemetery, Southampton, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Old North Burying Ground, Truro, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Pine Grove Cemetery, Truro, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

12/10/2012

Secretary Galvin Announces 35th Annual Preservation Awards Program (PDF)

9/24/2012

Secretary Galvin Announces Massachusetts Archaeology Month October 2012 (PDF)

9/17/2012

William H. Mcelwain School, Bridgewater, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Sherman Apartments Historic District, Boston, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Jonathan Bourne Public Library, Bournedale Village School, Bourne High School, and Bourne Town Hall Approved For Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

5/25/2012

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to African Meeting House, Boston (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Eustis Street Fire House, Boston (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Wheeler-Minot House / Thoreau Farm, Concord (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Unity Church Of North Easton (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Beauport, Sleeper-Mccann House, Gloucester (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Five Buildings In Downtown Greenfield (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Baird And Benton Block / College Internship Program At The Berkshire Center, Lee (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Center Methodist Church / Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Wilber School, Sharon (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Washburn Shops, Worcester (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to DCR’s Terra Firma (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2012 Historic Preservation Award to Annie C. Harris (PDF)

3/7/2012

Fenway Park, Boston, Listed in the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

1/12/2012

Secretary Galvin Announces 34th Annual Preservation Awards Program (PDF)

12/14/2011

Secretary Galvin Announces Release of Historic Places for Historic Parties (PDF)

9/26/2011

Secretary Galvin Announces Massachusetts Archaeology Month October 2011 (PDF)

9/19/2011

Acton High School, Acton, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Barn House, Chilmark, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Old Church-yard Cemetery, Cheshire, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Revere City Hall and Police Station Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Sacred Heart Parish Complex, Lawrence, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Stetson Hall, Randolph, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

6/8/2011

Amherst Central Historic Business National Register District's Boundaries Increased to Include Lord Jeffery Inn (PDF)

Searles Cemetery, Phillipston, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Berlin Town Hall, Berlin, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Bullard House, Berlin, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Hassanamisco Reservation, Grafton, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Main Street Historic District, Oxford, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

5/23/2011

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Philip Munroe House, Cambridge (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Russell Box Factory / Atlas Lofts, Chelsea (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Coggeshall Counting House / Buzzards Bay Center, New Bedford (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Provincetown Town Hall (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Rockport Community House, Rockport (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Salem Jail Complex, Salem (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Sandwich Town Hall (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Alan Mayo of Templeton (PDF)

Secretary Galvin to Present 2011 Historic Preservation Award to Wellesley College Alumnae Hall, Wellesley (PDF)

3/18/2011

Wheeler Family Farmstead, Great Barrington, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Seaside Park, Marblehead, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Daniel Saunders School, Lawrence, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Fuller Brook Park, Wellesley, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Community House, Hamilton, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Deerfield Valley Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Charlemont, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

12/8/2010

Thule/Plummer Historic District, Worcester, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Hadley Furniture Company Building, Worcester, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Grace Universalist Church, Lowell, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

East Parish Meeting House, Haverhill, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Athol High School, Athol Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

South Union School, Southborough, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

West Brick School, Oakham, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

9/24/2010

Secretary Galvin Announces Massachusetts Archaeology Month 2010 (PDF)

9/8/2010

The Crossman Bridge, Warren, Approved for Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Lee Station, Lee, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

The Charles H. Hayes Buildings, Haverhill, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Egleston Substation, Boston, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Front Street Historic District, Weymouth, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Poli’s Palace Theatre, Worcester, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

The Meeting House Historic District, Weymouth, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Wilder Homestead, Buckland, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

9/29/2009

Secretary Galvin Announces Massachusetts Archaeology Month 2009 (PDF)

9/23/2008

Secretary Galvin Announces Massachusetts Archaeology Month 2008 (PDF)

5/27/2008

Charles Street Jail / The Liberty Hotel, Boston, receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

Trinity Church, Boston (Back Bay), receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

The Elder James Blake House , Boston (Dorchester), receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

Egleston Power Station / BNN Charles J. Beard II Media Center, Boston (Roxbury), receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

Roxbury Presbyterian Church , Boston (Roxbury), receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

Harvard Public Library / Bromfield School, receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

The Apartments at Boott Mills, Lowell, receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

Newburyport City Hall, Newburyport, receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

William R. Power, Peabody , receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

The Edmund Fowle House, Watertown , receives 2008 Preservation Award (PDF)

Gretchen Schuler receives 2008 Lifetime Achievement Preservation Award (PDF)

3/17/2008

Macy-Colby House, Amesbury, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Great Barrington, Approved for Nomination to the National Register (PDF)

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Lowell, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Union Baptist Church, New Bedford, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Springside House and Park, Pittsfield, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Mount Vernon Cemetery, West Boylston, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Catboat Witch, Wareham, Approved for nomination tot he National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Westfield Center Commercial Historic District, Westfield, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

1/24/2008

Secretary Galvin Announces 30th Annual Preservation Awards Program (PDF)

12/14/2007

Dorchester Park, Boston, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Washington Park Historic District, Newton, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Sea Call Farm, Orleans, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Westford Town Farm, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Pine Grove Cemetery, Leominster, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Parkhill Manufacturing Company, Fitchburg, Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Commission Tables Nomination of Park Square-Stuart Street Historic District, Boston, to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

12/05/2007

Round 14 of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund Grant Program Announced (PDF)

10/28/2007

Chicopee School in Groton Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Richard Pinkham House, Medford Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

East Rochester Church and Cemetery Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

North Rochester Congregational Church Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

South School in Shutesbury Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

Three Underground Railroad Sites Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places: Whitmore House, Ashburnham; Drake House, Leominster; and Hill-Ross Farm, Northampton (PDF)

More about the Drake House in Leominster from the Boston Globe (PDF)

Goldberg Building in Worcester Approved for Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (PDF)

9/28/2007

Massachusetts Archaeology Month, October 2007 (PDF)

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