Historical Commission

The Historical Commission acts for the preservation, promotion, and development of the Town's historical assets. Per M.G.L. c. 40, § 8D, the commission is authorized to conduct research for places of historic value in the community, to make recommendations to the Massachusetts Historical Commission (subject to the approval of the Town Council) that any such place be certified as an historical landmark, to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes in the community, and to prepare, print, and distribute any materials deemed necessary for its work.

The Historical Commission is composed of seven members of the community appointed by the Mayor.

Please note that in addition to the Historical Commission, Weymouth has several community groups organized for similar historic-preservation purposes: the Abigail Adams Historical SocietyWeymouth Historical Society, and Weymouth 400. These groups are private, not-for-profit organizations with their own elected boards, memberships, and mission statements. Like the Historical Commission, they play an important role in preserving Weymouth's history for future generations.

Staff Contacts

Board Members

Name Title
Ed Walker Chair
Rodney Lundin Vice Chair
James Clarke Member
Mike Murphy Member
Mark Schneider Member
Cathy Torrey Member
Jennifer Weiss Donovan Member