Historical Commission

The Hull Historical Commission provides for the preservation, protection and development of the historic and archaeological assets of Hull. It is responsible for community-wide preservation planning and is an advocate for historic preservation in Hull, including working for historic preservation in planning and development of the community.

In accomplishing this mission, the Commission:

  • Creates and maintains an inventory of historic assets, including houses, barns, commercial buildings, cemeteries, military sites and artifacts, monuments and markers, railroad artifacts, landscapes, and more;
  • Seeks to protect the town’s historic assets from neglect, deterioration from the elements, development, inappropriate uses, etc; and
  • Provides educational opportunities to increase public understanding of the history of the town and the historic context of important assets.

We work with other Town boards, committees, commissions and officials to fulfill our mission. The Historical Commission is NOT the same as the Hull Historic District Commission (HDC) or the Hull Historical Society, though we work cooperatively and share many goals related to the town’s historic character. If your questions pertain to changes to or the appearance of a residence, building, or other structure within out historic district, you should contact the HDC.

Some of our current and planned initiatives include:

  • Cataloging holdings of the Hull Historical
  • Neighborhood Historical Assets Scan
  • Public Education and Awareness through Articles, Open Houses and Public Events

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Ave. (between Spring Street and Duck Lane). All meetings are posted at Town Hall and are open to the public. The Commission is seeking new members and volunteers are needed for our cataloging and neighborhood assets projects. Please contact a Commission member for more information.