Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
195 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Maynard Historical Commission to Host Regional Workshop on Demolition Delay By-Laws
“Maynard Then & Now” Exhibit Will Run Through December in Roosevelt Room
MAYNARD — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announces that the Maynard Historical Commission will host a regional workshop on demolition delay by-laws in November, coinciding with the beginning of a two-month exhibit showcasing the evolution of historical structures in town.
This informative workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Library, 77 Nason St. The Historical Commission, members from other town boards, town employees and invited representatives from other local historical commissions will be on-hand. Christopher Skelly, Director of Local Government Programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission will present material helpful for historical commission members who would like to understand how local demolition delay by-laws work. This program will show the reasons for implementing such a by-law, which helps preserve and protect a community’s historical properties and resources.
Additionally, the Historical Commission, supported by a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council, is displaying a journey through Maynard’s history titled “Maynard Then and Now.” For the months of November and December, an exhibit showcasing changes in historic landmarks in town will be held in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Public Library. Photos of 16 Maynard streetscapes, churches, town-owned and commercial buildings contrasting views from the past and present will be on display. Erik Hansen’s photographs, combined with vintage postcard images of the locations, will allow visitors to the exhibit to journey through Maynard’s history.
“This exhibit and workshop are valuable to the community in showing the history of our town and informing people about the importance of demolition delay by-laws” Town Administrator Sweet said. “I encourage everyone to mark their calendars.”
The Friends of Maynard Public Library are hosting a reception to kick off the exhibit, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. This will be a chance for people to meet, enjoy the exhibit and gather prior to the workshop.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to learn of the town’s history, discover more about demolition delay by-laws and how they are established and to meet others interested in these topics at the exhibit’s reception,” said Jack MacKeen, Chairman of the Maynard Historical Commission
Please RSVP To the Demolition Delay By-Law Workshop, by emailing [email protected] by November 1.
To learn more about the Maynard Historical Commission, visit http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/gov/committees/historical-commission/.