Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 3:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
A meeting of the Historical Commission


Gill Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

This meeting is being conducted remotely by all participants due to the State of Emergency related to COVID-19 and under the “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting,

G.L. c. 30A, §20” issued by Governor Baker on 3/12/20.

Public Participation will be by: Join Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting:


Passcode: 727702

Meeting ID: 846 4101 2661

Dial into meeting: 301-715-8592 or 929-436-2866

Passcode for phone: 727702

In the event the Zoom meeting is disrupted and cannot be resumed, the meeting platform will switch to a telephone conference call (phone number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is 883-045-865).

1. Housekeeping: Meeting in Three Parts (Kit)

2. Approve minutes from GHC meeting on April 20, 2021

3. Treasurer’s business and report; reimbursements for expenses

4. New business:

a. Open Meeting Law protocols: minutes and recording (Kit)

b. FY 2022 budget recommendations (discussion)

c. Sales, marketing and orders for the new book about Jennie Williams Bardwell

d. Guidelines for holding Gill public meetings in person; choices for GHC meeting on June 15

e. Summer meetings: responsibilities and meeting places

5. Guest: Pete Mars of Rhode Island, collector of Robert Darr Wert art work and information (4:00 – 4:45) Introductions and discussion of RDW work and Gill activities

6. Old business:

a. Material suggested for posting in the Montague Archives (Pam)

b. RMB updates on repairs (Terri, Bob, Kit)

c. Classroom painting and access to RMB for painter in July (Lynn)

d. Acquisitions and deacquisitions

e. Update on collection (Pam)

f. Red Bridge site plans

g. Executive Session: To comply with the Open Meeting Law and MGL 4-7-26 (“Public Records”), the Commission will review, approve and classify minutes of the Executive Sessions on Security from April 20, 2021 and from May 25, 2021.

7. Other business (not anticipated at time pf posting)

8. Next meeting: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m. Remote meeting by Zoom and audio.