Historical Commission

Meetings

  • 4:30 pm
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    19 School Road
    Skaket Room
    Orleans, MA 02653

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Ron Petersen, Chair
    Term expires: June 30, 2022
  • Joan Nix, Vice-Chair,
    Term expires: June 30, 2022
  • John Harter, Member
    Term expires: June 30, 2023
  • Hilary Young, Member
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Charles Ellis, Member
    Term expires: June 30, 2022
  • William Wibel Associate, Member
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Edmund Marcarelli, Associate Member
    Term expires: June 30, 2024

Overview

The Orleans Historical Commission was established by Town Meeting in 1965 under Chapter 40, Section 8d of Massachusetts General Laws. The Commission seeks to preserve the rich historical legacy of Orleans through public education, advocacy, applying the Town's demolition delay bylaw, and the development and implementation of programs geared to the preservation of our historic buildings and spaces.