127 Hartwell Street, Suite 100
West Boylston, MA 01583
3rd Thursday of the month
3:30 p.m. at the
65 Worcester Street
Barbara Deschenes, Secretary
Beverly Goodale, Chair
Kim D. Hopewell
The West Boylston Historical Commission was established under the provisions of Chapter 40 § 8d of the General Laws of Massachusetts by an Annual Town Meeting vote in 1970 and was established in March 2, 1970 under Article 21.
The Historical Commission consists of 7r residents appointed for 3-year terms by the Town Administrator.
The Historical Commissioners are agents of local government. Their most important goal is the preservation of the community's historic places. Their purpose is to work toward this goal by planning for and implementing programs for the identification, evaluation and protection of its community's historic resources.
The Historical Society members serve under the direction of the commission on tasks, such as the inventory, extensive research on the community, its buildings and the lives of people associated with the town's development.
Chapter 40 § 8d identifies five responsibilities for all commissions established under the chapter. They are:
Beyond these five responsibilities, the commissions are free to undertake any number of activities for the purpose of preserving, protecting, and developing the historic an archaeological assets of the community. They may: