Historical Commission

The Lancaster Historical Commission (LHC) is a town appointed body whose purpose is to preserve historic materials and to survey and identify historic sites in the town. Organized in 1964, it was one of the first such historical commissions set up under the Massachusetts Acts of 1963. The LHC consists of seven members, one of whom serves as the chairman. Monthly meetings are held the last Monday of each month (unless otherwise posted) at 6:30 p.m. at the LHC office located on the second floor of the Prescott Building on the historic Lancaster Town Green.  The mailing address is: 701 Main Street, Suite 8, Lancaster, MA 01523.

 The LHC is completely staffed by volunteers.  If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call Heather Lennon at 978-733-6907.  Those interested in doing research can make an appointment by calling  978-365-3326 Extension 1057.

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The LHC maintains archives of historical materials consisting primarily of documents, letters, newspaper clippings, maps and photographs as well as maps and listings for our seven historic cemeteries.

Some of the oldest photographs are from the “Alice Greene Chandler Collection” (from approximately 1860-1900). As well as being an early photographer Miss Chandler was a town librarian. The “James Macdonald Collection” (from approximately 1900-1930), along with a variety of images and  photographs from many  other sources,  further document the town's  long and rich history.

For many years the LHC has been actively surveying historic properties in Lancaster. All nominations for both the Massachusetts Historical Commission Register and the National Historic Register must go through the LHC.  Files on historic properties are available for research.  Information is also available on how to procure markers for historical houses.

Historical Commission Members

NameTitleTerm ExpirationStreet AddressPhone
Heather Lennon

Chairperson

06/30/2020

294 Nicholas Drive

(978) 733-6907

Michael Sczerzen

Vice-Chair

06/30/2020

20 Barnes Court, PO Box 266

(978) 365-5833

Joy Peach

Member

06/30/2019

74 Beach Point Road

(978) 365-5021

Joan Richards

Member

06/30/2019

9 Burbank Lane

(978) 365-6075

Mark A. Schryver

Member

06/30/2019

40 Hill Top Road

(978) 368-4537

Karen S. Silverthorn

Member

06/30/2021

395 Goss Lane, PO Box 405 SL

(978) 365-6138

Imogene (Jean) Watson

Associate

06/30/2019

190 Mill Street Extension

(978) 365-2047

Marcia Jakubowicz

Associate

06/30/2019

500 Hill Top Road

(978) 365-3397

Jay Moody

Member

06/30/2021

144 Seven Bridge Road

(978) 365-5613

Amy Brown

Associate

06/30/2019

218 Sterling Road