Publications Available from the Massachusetts Historical Commission

Many of the following publications are available, free of charge, from the MHC. Publications for which there is a charge must be purchased from the State Bookstore. Select out-of-print materials are available for download, see below. You will need the Adobe Reader to download MHC publications.

*Out-of-print
**Out-of-stock and being revised for re-publication.
***For sale at the Massachusetts State Bookstore 617-727-2834.

Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Plan 2011–2015 (PDF)

Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Plan 2006–2010 (PDF)

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Massachusetts—Executive Summary 2002 (PDF)

Archaeology

Highway to the Past: The Archaeology of Boston's Big Dig (PDF)
A publication that captures the history and character of a number of archaeological sites that were excavated by archaeologists before construction started on Boston's Big Dig. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC.

Ancient Winters The Archaeology of the Flagg Swamp Rockshelter Marlborough, Massachusetts, report (PDF)
A publication of ancient winters The Archaeology of the Flagg Swamp Rockshelter Marlborough, Massachusetts, a popular report. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC at: mhc@sec.state.ma.us.

Archaeology of Sampson's Tavern poster (PDF)
A poster depicting details on the Archaeology of Sampson's Tavern. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC at: mhc@sec.state.ma.us.

Indian Crossing Site in Chicopee, Massachusetts, report (PDF, 26.3 MB)
A popular report of the Indian Crossing Site in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC at: mhc@sec.state.ma.us.

Roads, Rails, and Trails Transportation-Related Archaeology in Massachusetts, report (PDF)
A popular report of the Roads, Rails, and Trails Transportation-Related Archaeology in Massachusetts. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC at: mhc@sec.state.ma.us.

The Indian Crossing Site, Chicopee, Massachusetts, poster (PDF)
A poster of The Indian Crossing Site, Chicopee, Massachusetts. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC at: mhc@sec.state.ma.us.

Uncovering Salem History at the Skerry House poster (PDF)
A poster about Uncovering Salem History at the Skerry House. Printed copies are available upon request by contacting MHC at: mhc@sec.state.ma.us.

Occasional Publications in Archaeology and History:
No. 1: Archaeological Survey and Documentary History of the Shattuck Farm, Andover, Massachusetts*
No. 2: Archaeology of the Bostonian Hotel Site*
No. 3: Long Wharf: Archaeological Testing at Parcel D-10*
No. 4: The Camp at the Bend in the River: Prehistory at the Shattuck Farm Site*
No. 5: Historical Archaeology at the Hudson Poor Farm Cemetery*

Guide to Prehistoric Site Files and Artifact Classification System**

Prehistoric Survey Team Collections Reports

Bibliography of Archaeological Survey and Mitigation Reports

Discovering Archaeology in Charlestown*

Grants

Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund: Local Project Coordinators Manual

Preservation Restriction Guidelines**

Status Report of the Massachusetts Preservation Project

Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund Informational Broadsheet

National Register / State Register

National Register Application Manual

State Register of Historic Places***: $30.60

Survey & Planning

Cultural Resources in Massachusetts: A Model for Management*

State Survey Team Regional and Town Reconnaissance Survey Reports

Downloadable Town Reconnaissance Survey Reports

Historic Properties Survey Manual

Survey Technical Bulletin #1

Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System

Local Government

Local Historical Commissions, Summary Sheet for New Commission Members (PDF)

Flow Chart for Establishing a Local Historic District (PDF)

About the On the Road Program (PDF)

Municipal Preservation Plans (PDF)

Establishing Local Historic Districts (PDF)

Preservation Planning Manual: Local Historical Commissions - Their Role in Local Government**

There's a Difference (National Register Historic District/Local Historic District) (PDF)

Public Information

MHC Program Guide

MHC's 25th Anniversary Program: A CommonWealth to Keep*

Poster Series

Historic Places for Historic Parties (Eighth Edition)***: $4.35

Technical Assistance

Historic Buildings and the Lead Paint Hazard***: $3.15

Public Planning and Environmental Review**

Protecting and Preserving Old Burial Grounds

"Know-How" Series:

#3: National Register of Historic Places

#4: What to Do When Human Burials are Accidentally Uncovered

#5: User's Guide to Town Reports

#6: Historic Properties Inventory Forms