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.

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;
  • Honors local students with an annual HHC Essay Contest
  • Honors exceptional homes and projects with Preservation Awards;
  • Works to educate new homeowners on the elements of their older homes; and
  • Publishes books and other 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.


Names Term Expires
Kevin Burke, Chair
Elizabeth Dings 2023
Stephen Dempsey 2023
Robert Stansell 2023
Stephen Jiranek 2024
Brendan Concannon 2025