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Historical Commission
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Mail To : 695 Main Street, Lancaster MA 01523
94 Main Street
Lancaster, MA 01523
Phone:
978-365-3909
Hours:
The Office is open most Tuesdays from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

For research, information or an appointment call 978-365-3909 or 978-365-5833.
 
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20 Barnes Ct, PO Box 266
978-365-5833
395 Goss Ln, PO Box 405 SL
978-365-6138
294 Nicholas Dr
978-733-6907
40 Hill Top Rd
978-368-4537
190 Mill St Ext
978-365-2047
74 Beach Point Rd
978-365-5021
400 Yellow Birch Ln
978-365-2614
764 Main St, PO Box 495
978-365-7343
9 Burbank Ln
978-365-6075
The Lancaster Historical Commission

[Please note:  As of June 2010 the Historical Commission has moved to 94 Main Street]

The Lancaster Historical Commission is a town appointed body whose purpose is to preserve historic materials and to survey and identify historic sites in the town.  Organized in 1964, it was one of the first such historical commissions set up under the Massachusetts Acts of 1963.  The Commission consists of seven members, one of whom serves as the chairman.  Monthly meetings are held the last Monday of each month (unless otherwise posted) at 6:30 p.m. at the Commission Office located at 94 Main Street, Lancaster, MA (rear door on the south side of building next to the Sewer Commission office).  The Commission is currently staffed solely by volunteers and is open most Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Otherwise, those interested in doing research should call 978-365-3909 to make an appointment.

The Commission maintains archives of historical materials consisting primarily of documents, letters, written records, and photographs.  Some of the oldest photographs are from The Alice Greene Chandler collection (approximately 1860-1900).  As well as being an early photographer Miss Chandler was town librarian.  The James Macdonald collection (approximately 1900-1930) along with a variety of photographs from many sources further document the town's history.

For many years the Commission has been actively surveying historic properties in Lancaster.  All nominations for both the Massachusetts Historical Commission Register and the National Historic Register must go through the Commission.  Files on historic properties are available for research.



 
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