Historical Commission

  • 1st Monday of every month
Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Hingham Historical Commission (HHC) is the town’s historic preservation agency and is charged with identifying and designating historic resources by listing them on the historic inventory. Currently, there are over 1,500 assets listed.

HHC Writing Award

The Hingham Historical Commission is pleased to announce the 2020 high school essay contest on the history of Hingham winner is William Buckley for his essay Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard History. The winner of the Hingham Historical Essay Award will receive a $500 cash prize, funded by the Commission, and a certificate memorializing the award.  Siena Palese will receive a Certificate of Distinction for her essay.

Established in 1974, the Hingham Historical Commission:

  • Determines items to be added to the inventory
  • Protects designated properties, archeological sites and architectural assets throughout the town;
  • Preserves the integrity of Hingham’s many significant buildings through the administration of Preservation Project Funds as well as Greenbush Historic Preservation Trust Funds;
  • Honors local students with an annual HHC writing award
  • Honors exceptional homes and projects with Preservation Awards;
  • Works to educate new homeowners on the elements of their older homes; and
  • Publishes written material on the town’s historic assets.

The HHC advises private and commercial owners, institutions, and public agencies on historic preservation issues, and participates in reviews of state and federal projects that impact historic resources.

The Hingham Historic Districts Commission (HDC) is a separate town commission charged with reviewing alterations proposed to the exteriors of homes in a Historic District. The HDC operates independently of the HHC.

 Local Betty Article: Hingham Historical Commission


Names Term Expires
Kevin Burke, Chair
Sarah Carolan, Vice Chair 2022
Signe McCollough
Jim Conroy 2021
Elizabeth Dings 2020
Stephen Dempsey 2020
Robert Stansell 2020