Historical Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7 pm.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Town Hall
    Evelyn Petrelli Room (Upper Level)
    41 Elm Street
    Southbridge, MA 01550

Agendas & Minutes

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  • Helen Boyle (2025), Chair
  • Arthur Martin (2023), Vice-Chair
  • Amanda Richards (2023), Secretary
  • Helen Lenti (2024), Treasurer


The Southbridge Historical Commission was established on March 19th, 1973 in accordance with Article 50 at the annual town meeting. It is comprised of a 7-Member Board appointed by the Town Manager and confirmed by the Town Council.

Historical Commission Bylaws

3-210.2 Authority and Responsibility- The historical commission shall have such authority and responsibility as is provided to historical commissions under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D

  • The historical commission shall act for the preservation, promotion and development of the historical assets of the town.
  • The commission shall conduct research into places of historic value and shall seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes.
  • The commission may acquire by gift, purchase or otherwise articles, artifacts, books, paintings and other materials of historic interest or value and shall provide a proper place for the storage and display of any such materials.
  • The commission may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which it deems necessary for its work.
  • For the purpose of protecting and preserving places of interest as it deems worthy, the commission may recommend to the town that such places be certified as an historical landmark.