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Historical Commission
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Under state law, the Commission is responsible for:
  • developing an inventory for the identification and protection of the historic properties in the Town, including areas, buildings, monuments, sites, burial grounds, and structures
The Groton Historical Commission was established in 1963 when, at the request of the Planning Board, the Selectmen appointed five members. The Commission has been active since 1986 when members designed brochures, conducted walking tours of historic properties and began submitting reports to the state.

Contact Information
Email selectmen@townofgroton.org Members 7
Phone 978-448-1111 Selection Appointed
Fax Term 3 years
Office Town Hall, 173 Main St Remuneration None
Meeting @ Meeting location
Website townofgroton.org

Appointed by: Town Manager
MemberRoleTerm StartTerm End
Michael D.. Danti Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Robert Degroot Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Paul Keen Member 06/05/2017 06/30/2020
Allen B. King Member 07/01/2017 06/30/2020
Michael F. LaTerz II Member 07/01/2015 06/30/2018
George Wheatley Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019

News and Information

CPA money at work:

The Groton Historical Commission is in the midst of it's year long Community Wide Preservation Project which shall identify, document and register the historic resources of Groton. This project was originally developed in 2005 by the Groton Historical Commission, and approved at Town Meeting last fall to be funded through the Community Preservation Act. The project officially kicked off in January 2006, and has been progressing well towards a year end completion through a joint effort of the Historical Commission and their Historic Preservation Planning Consultant, Sanford Johnson. This preservation effort seeks to identify properties and develop an understanding of older (Federal and Colonial Period) historic buildings in the town, research their history, document the findings on State Survey Forms and register them with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Sanford has methodically reviewed existing survey forms developed over the past forty years, consulted numerous historic maps and publications, and spoken to many members of the community to develop an accurate body of knowledge surrounding the historic buildings designated for inclusion in this community-wide survey.  The Commission is now approximately 34 weeks into this preservation effort and close to 80 % complete with the anticipation of having materials prepared for final presentation at the end of October 2006.  The Community Wide Preservation Project final survey copies will be made available to the public for their viewing at either the Groton Town Hall or the Groton Library (TBD).  The Groton Historical Commission holds an open meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the first floor conference room at Town Hall.

The Groton Historical Commission

Historical Commission - Documents