Information for Meeting of Historical Commission
Monday March 9, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

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Town:Shutesbury, MA 
Board:Historical Commission
Time:Monday March 9, 2020 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall
1 Cooleyville Rd. Shutesbury, MA 01072
room to be determined
Old Business
•Update on CPC 1829 Town Hall project.
•Update on letter to Tribes & other experts about collaboration
•Results of Phase 1B archaeological work January 14-16 off Wendell Rd
•Approval of Minutes February 10, 2020

Old & New Business
•Meeting potential candidates for Historical Commission
•Opportunities to digitize some audio and video records for Historical Commission files.
•SHRAB Veterans Grant implementation
•Digitizing Historical Commission records
•Discussion about Scenic Roads bylaw & other ways to protect stone landscapes
•Locating reference materials on CSLs
•Consider preparing applications for National Register of Historic Places for Guideboard and 1829 Town Hall
•Library Lecture Tuesday 3/24 7 PM Larry Spotted Crow Mann on Nipmuc history & cultural-political issues
•Article for Our Town Newsletter?
•Unanticipated business at the time of posting, as time permits
•Next Meeting Date
Scheduled By:Janice Stone
Posted At:Feb 12, 2020 9:19 AM EST
Last Modified:Mar 6, 2020 7:35 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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