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Historical Commission
Mission & Authority:
For the purposes and with the rights and duties provided by law - for the preservation, protection and development of the historical or archeological assets of the Town. Shall conduct researches for places of historic or archeological value; shall cooperate with the state archeologist in conducting the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets which it deems necessary for its work.   The commission may make recommendations as it deems necessary to the Board of Selectmen and to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, that any such place be certified as an historical or archeological landmark. The Commission may hold hearings; enter into contracts with individuals, organizations and institutions for services furthering the objectives of the commissions program; accept gifts, contributions and bequests of funds from individuals, foundations and from federal, state or other local governmental bodies for the purpose of furthering the commissions program; make and sign any agreements and may do and perform any and all acts which may be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this law.

The Historic District Commission, created in 2003, now serves as a regulatory board overseeing the Provincetown historic district.

Susan Avellar - Term Ends 12/31/17
Stephen Borkowski, Chair - Term Ends 12/31/17
Polly Burnell - Term Ends 12/31/17
Vacant - Term Ends 12/31/15
Charlene Priolo - Term Ends 12/31/15
Alt1.- Deborah Minsky - Term Ends 12/31/15
Alt2.- Anika Costa - Term Ends 12/31/17

Contact: Town Clerk Doug Johnstone

Building Provincetown Book Now On Sale In the Town Clerk's Office
Building Provincetown, written by David Dunlap, presents Provincetown’s rich social and cultural history through its built environment, doubling as an architectural guide arranged street by street, in alphabetical order.  The price for the book is $20.00.  Printing of the book was paid for by a Community Preservation grant with all proceeds from sales of the book going to the Provincetown Historical Commission Gift Fund.  Use the order form if you would like to have a copy mailed to you.  Otherwise, copies of the book can be purchased in the Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street,  Proceeds from the sale of books benefits the Historical Commission Gift Fund.

Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560