Historical Commission

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 3:00 pm
Riverside Municipal Building
A meeting of the Historical Commission


Gill Historical Commission

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Riverside Municipal Building

Call to order: _______

1. Approve the minutes from the September 20, 2022 and January 17 GHC meetings (10)

2. Open Meeting Law Guide (Kit) – FYI, deliberations (5)

3. Treasurer’s report (Charlene) (10)

(Requests for reimbursement)

Books to add to summer order: 10 more Riverside books @ $50.00 + postage,

earning $6.85 each (Pam, Charlene)

4. Budgets: End of FY2023, Annual Budget FY2024 *** (20)

5. New Business: 3:45

a. Preservation: (25)

1. Preserving damp assessors’ ledgers: DigitalCommonwealth (Pam, Charlene)

2. *** Update on fate of Severance house at NMH (Pam; discussion of next steps)

3. Identifying Gill’s Historic Resources, Part I; Preservation Planning Manual (Kit)

b. Updates on new signage, spring and summer events (10)

1. New signage at RMB, continued from January meeting (Charlene)

2. Spring: Armored Mudball lecture by Richard Little, Town Hall, April 29 (Terri)

3. Summer: Gravestone Girls’ talk on New England gravestone history and art,

especially Gill cemeteries: Town Hall, July 29, + walk in Center Cemetery (Charlene)

6. Old and Continuing Business: 4:20

a. ** Gill collection: timetable for finishing displays and preparing to reopen

(Pam, 10 min.)

Acquisitions: Two framed Wert pieces; 1895 map, oak mirror, ads for Walter Clapp farm

b. Update: Correcting the name on the Turners Falls – Gill Bridge: talks in progress (Kit) (5)

c. Updates on website and FB (Charlene) (5)

d. Updates on repairs and unfinished projects (15)

1. Red Bridge Anchorage repairs (Terri)

2. Kiosk and completion (Bob, Terri); costs for any more work??

3. Basement inventory (Bob)

7. Other business not anticipated at time of posting

8. Adjournment _______ Next meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 3:00 p.m. at RMB