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The Arlington Historical Commission, an official town board, is seeking town residents who are eager to help maintain and protect Arlington’s unique historic character.

The commission is chartered under the town bylaws (Article 6) to preserve and protect buildings that incorporate distinctive features of the architectural, cultural, political, economic or social history of the town.

Members work with homeowners, contractors and architects to provide guidance on exterior changes to significant properties in the town. The commission also encourages maintenance and restoration of the town’s historic structures and participates in the management of the Whittemore Robbins house.

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The only qualifications are that commissioners be Arlington residents and that they have a commitment to helping preserve Arlington’s historic character. "A background in architecture, historic preservation, real estate and/or construction is appreciated but not required," said Commissioner Eric Stange. "No deadline — please contact the commission any time."

He continued, "The Arlington Historical Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. At present, meetings are held via Zoom, until further notice.  If and when we resume in-person meetings, we will meet at the Whittemore-Robbins House, the yellow mansion behind the Robbins Library," Stange said.

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This announcement was published Thursday, March 28, 2024, based on information from Commissioner Eric Stange.