Local Historical Commissions and Preservation Planning: Status Report 2022

In 2022, BRPC intern Robin Fordham conducted a research project regarding the current status of local historical commissions and historic district commissions, which face a variety of challenges in fulfilling their mission to protect, preserve and promote the historic resources of their cities and towns. In order to determine the most necessary and effective types of support for these commissions, Robin undertook a survey of the Historical and Historic District Commissions in all 32 Berkshire County municipalities. The report contains an overview of aggregated county-wide information, as well as 1-3 page summaries for each Berkshire County municipality.

The full report may be viewed HERE.