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.
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.
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 the Preservation Projects Fund as well as the Greenbush Historic Preservation Trust Fund;
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.