Historical Commission

Mission Statement

"For the preservation, protection and development of the historical or archeological assets of the Town of Wellfleet."

The Historical Commission was established by Town Meeting vote in 1986 under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D.  One of the Commission's major responsibilities is to recommend to the Board of Selectmen and Massachusetts Historical Commisison places to be certified as historic landmarks and included on the State inventory of historic places.  The Commission is composed of seven members apponted by the board of Selectmen for terms of three years.

ATM 1980, Art. 54 [voice vote]

Voted: to establish under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D, an historical commission for the Town of Wellfleet for the purposes and with the rights and duties provided by law, to be composed of seven members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms of three years, except that the initial appointment shall be two members for one year, two members for two years and three members for three years.

Wellfleet General Bylaws, Section 3.5:

3.5 If after hearing, the Board determines that the proposed work would destroy or substantially diminish an historic value, it is empowered to impose a demolition delay of up to eighteen (18) months from the date of said hearing to afford an opportunity to develop alternatives to demolition. 

Members

Merrill Mead-Fox

Co-Chair

06/30/2024

Gordon Kahn

Co-Chair

06/30/2024

James McAuliffe

Member

06/30/2024

Lucas Manning

Member

6/30/2022

Milton Gatch

Member

6/30/2024

Susan Baker

Member

6/30/2024

Timothy Curley- Eagan

Member

6/30/2024