As part of Preservation Month in the Bay State, the Massachusetts Historical Commission held a public ceremony on May 16 at the Massachusetts Archives Building, recognizing 10 worthy projects and individuals throughout Massachusetts.
Several tourism sites were included, such as the Paul Revere House in Boston, The Mass MoCA in North Adams, and the Eustis Estate and Museum in Milton.
The project awardees included the Chinatown Atlas in Boston; Paul Revere House Education and Visitor Center in Boston’s North End; Essex Town Hall and T.O.H.P. Burnham Library in Essex; Fitchburg Yarn Works in Fitchburg; the Eustis Estate & Museum in Milton; MASS MoCA Building #6 in North Adams; Joseph Simes House in Plymouth; Virginia Adams, Reading Historical Commission; Fire Alarm and Telegraph Building in Worcester. Individual awards also went to Minxie and James Fannin, Fannin–Lehner Preservation Consultants, in Concord, and Virginia Adams, local preservationist in Reading.
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin, chair of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, spoke at the assembly and praised the preservation community for its work. He said Preservation Month “provides an opportunity to discover and appreciate the Commonwealth’s historic resources and to recognize that historic preservation benefits all of us, enhancing all our lives.”
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s Preservation Awards Program. Observed nationally since 1973, Preservation Month is an opportunity for organizations large and small to promote preservation, historic places, and community pride through celebrations and other events.
Communities and organizations around Massachusetts are sponsoring numerous preservation activities during the month of May that celebrate the State House, Room 337, Boston, Massachusetts 02133 Commonwealth’s rich and diverse heritage. More information is available from the Massachusetts Historical Commission and local historical commissions.
Find additional information about the Massachusetts Historical Commission here.