The Nantucket Historical Commission serves the public by protecting the National Historic Landmark of Nantucket. Nantucket’s important historic resources include structures as well as their setting and context, the American and Native American artifacts, and the island’s special visual quality, as expressed in the natural and built environment.
The NHC advises the Select Board on matters of preservation, and works with Nantucket’s Preservation Planner, Planning Director, and other municipal agencies. It creates plans and guidelines for historic preservation, directs surveys of buildings and lands of archaeological and historic significance, and advocates for historic preservation.
The NHC complements the local Historic District Commission, which is Nantucket’s regulatory architectural review board. It also liaises with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and local preservation and conservation non-profits.
This mission statement has been revised on October 2, 2020.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.