Historical Commission

Created in October 1972 by Amherst Town Meeting, the Historical Commission maintains an inventory of historic properties and sites in Amherst, available for review in the Planning Department office and at Special Collections at the Jones Library. The Commission develops nominations for the listing of historic districts and individual properties on the National Register of Historic Places. The Commission undertakes a wide variety of historic preservation projects, including the restoration of Amherst’s historic public cemeteries, public buildings, and sites, working with other Town boards/committees and community historic preservation groups on such projects.

Click here to download (3.85 MB) the 1894 revised edition of the Handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts, prepared and published by Frederick H. Hitchcock.

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Year Appointed
Term Expiration
Michael Hanke, Chair 2006 2015
Meg Vickery 2012 2017
Laura Lovett 2010 2016
Jan Marquardt 2006 2017
* Appointed by Town Manager: 7 members/ 3-year terms