Historical Commission

To contact the Historical Commission, please email: lhc@town.lynnfield.ma.us


  • American Association for State and Local History
  • National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
  • Preservation Mass

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 Select Board
  • The board may also accept gifts, enter into contracts, and make recommendations to the Select Board


Board Members

Name Title
Steven Todisco Member
Robert MacKendrick Member
Abigail Kilgore Member
Kirk Mansfield Chair
John Michalski Member
Erin Hohmann Alternate Member