A local historical commission is the municipal agency responsible for identifying and recording the historic assets of a community or city and for developing and implementing a program for their preservation. The commission cooperates with other municipal agencies to insure that the goals of historic preservation are considered in planning for future development. A historical commission also coordinates the activities of local groups whose interests involve history or historic preservation and serves as liaison between these groups and both state and federal governmental agencies and preservation organizations.
The Weymouth Historical Commission was established in 1964. The commission is composed of seven members of the community appointed by the Mayor.
In addition to the Historical Commission, Weymouth has two local historical organizations - the Weymouth Historical Society, Inc. and the Abigail Adams Historical Society, Inc. These are private, non-profit organizations with membership open to the general public. These groups have their own elected Board of Directors and their own individual goals and mission statements. These organizations are social groups whose primary function is to preserve and promote the history of Weymouth and Abigail (Smith) Adams respectively. Both of these organizations play an important role in preserving history for the future.
|Jennifer Weiss Donovan||Member|