Meeting House rentals are handled by the Lynnfield Historical Society.
American Association for State and Local History
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Duties & Responsibilities
Founded in 1963, the Lynnfield Historical Commission is a 5 member board appointed by the selectmen to preserve, promote, and develop the historical assets of Lynnfield. Under MGL Chapter 40 section 8d, a local Historical Commission is the official agent for community wide historic preservation, planning, and the designation of local and national historic districts, properties and sites. In particular, this law identifies five responsibilities for historical commissions including:
Conducting research on places of historic or architectural value;
Cooperating with the State Archeologist in conducting surveys and reporting on sites;
Coordinating with other preservation organizations
Keeping accurate records of its actions and filing an annual report
Maintaining a membership duly appointed by the Board of Selectmen
The board may also accept gifts, enter into contracts, and make recommendations to the selectmen.