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Preservation Across Massachusetts
In This Issue Corporate Sponsors Board of Directors/Staff As 2010 begins, Preservation Massachusetts has begun celebrating our 25th Anniversary as an organization! Much has changed since Mark Your Calendars! we were founded in April of 1985 and how Stay In Touch! much we have evolved and grown as an Greetings organization, advocacy leader and resource for preservation initiatives in Massachusetts. We start the year by launching our new website at our Annual FREE National Register Meeting on January 27th. I hope that you will find our new site even more Workshop useful, full of information and a link for up to date preservation news and PM To Launch New Website happenings across Massachusetts. I would like to thank all of our members Social Wednesdays - Boston who have kept our organization going for the past 25 years and look forward to future successes for Preservation Massachusetts. Preservation Alliance Salem Athenaeum Annual Appeal Thanks
Sincerely,

January 2010

Happy New Year!

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Corporate Sponsors
Platinum / $25,000 Winn Development Gold / $10,000 Boston Red Sox

Benefactor / $5,000 Consigli Construction Co., Inc. First Resource Development Holland + Knight Keith Construction Ltd. Mira Development Murtha Cullina LLP Wessling Architects Inc. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Patron / $2,000 - $2,500 Bank of America Beacon Communities LLC

Preservation 301: FREE National Register Workshop
Where: Northborough Historical Society, 50 Main St. at the corner of School St. When: Friday January 22nd at 7:30PM Preservation 301 provides an overview of the National Register of Historic Places program, the country's primary means of recognizing and honoring places significant for their contributions to local, state, and national history. Learn how properties qualify for National Register listing, what it means to be listed on the National Register, the steps in the nomination process, and how to generate interest in National Register designation. Preservation Massachusetts will lead a preservation workshop for the Northborough area community. The workshop is intended to inform attendees about the importance of developing a National Register Program for your community. Local historical commission and historic district members, planners, historians, members of municipal and non profit organizations, and interested public from Northborough and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Walkins are welcome. However, for planning purposes and handout materials, please RSVP to Elsa Fitzgerald at elsafitzgerald@aol.com or 978-9799707.

DAIQ/D'Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects Epsilon Associates Finegold Alexander + Associates Forest City Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. Nixon Peabody LLP Reznick Group

The Architectural Team

Preservation Massachusetts 2010 Annual Meeting

The Hanover Theatre Stratford Capital Group

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Jack Hodgkins-Chair Pamela Bailey - Clerk Philip A. Madonia- Treasurer

James G. Alexander, FAIA Pamela Bailey Daniel R. Benoit Thomas F. Birmingham Jean Carroon, FAIA Kara Cicchetti Stuart Gregerman Frank T. Keefe

Preservation Massachusetts invites you to our 2010 Annual Meeting on Wednesday January 27th at the OldState House, 206 Washington Street in Boston. Join us as we begin celebrating our 25th anniversary year with a review of our programs, progress and the unveiling of our new website. A Wine and Cheese Reception to follow the Annual Meeting! 5:00PM Registration 5:30PM Meeting and Program 6:30PM Wine and Cheese Reception If you have yet to RSVP please click here!

Daniel Kolodner John Mackey Todd McCabe James McDermott Gordon Pulsifer Michael H. Rosenberg Yanni Tsipis Rita Walsh Fran Weld Claudia S. Wu Staff James W. Igoe President

PM to Launch New Website!
On Wednesday, January 27, Preservation Massachusetts will launch our new website! Through collaboration with consultant Gena Peditto, our newly designed and organized site will keep you informed on the latest preservation news, events and programs. Our resource collection, from Consultant's Directory and Tax Credit studies to a new FAQ and links section, will make finding the information you need easier. Bookmark www.preservationmass.org for January 27th and let us know what you think! of the new site.

Social Wednesdays! With the Boston Preservation Alliance!
After a brief hiatus for the holidays, "Social Wednesdays!" is back! Join the Boston Preservation Alliance's staff and young professional members who are "in the know" about what is happening in Boston in an informal and relaxed setting. Meet, mingle and exchange ideas on historic preservation, real estate, architecture and urban planning in Boston. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar in one of downtown Boston's newest venues! Date: Wednesday, January, 20th Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Location: J.A. Stats, 99 Broad Street, Downtown Boston Who is the Boston Preservation Alliance? Founded in 1978, the Boston Preservation Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides leadership, education, and advocacy to protect and improve the quality of Boston's distinct architectural heritage. Through advocacy and education, we bring people and organizations together to influence the future of Boston's historic buildings, landscapes and communities. Questions? Contact Christine Piontek (cpiontek[at]bostonpreservation[dot]org) or visit our website www.bostonpreservation.org or Facebook page.

Erin D. A. Kelly Assistant Director

Anulfo G. Baez Office Manager

Elsa Fitzgerald Special Projects Manager Intern Courtney Whelan Circuit Riders In Parnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Salem Athanaeum Celebrates 200 Years in 2010!
The Salem Athenæum, a preeminent cultural institution, marks its 200th year in 2010. With its collection of historic and contemporary books and quality programming comprised of lectures, courses, and concerts, the Athenæum will celebrate its members and collections and their influence on Salem and the world. The celebration will continue yearlong with programs featuring contemporary historians, writers, musicians, poets, theatrical presentations, and critics. For those wishing to delve more deeply into the 19th century, the Athenæum will offer two multi-week courses. One course will be a study of Orientalism in British Literature (January 21 to March 4), including an optional 12-day trip to Egypt in March. The second course will offer an opportunity to learn about William Bentley's Salem (April 12 to May 10), featuring the historic writings and wisdom of Salem's own Reverend Bentley. On March 6, 2010, (exactly 200 years from the date of its incorporation) the Athenæum celebrates its anniversary in style with a Federalist period "assembly" (the name given at that time to a splendid social event

Michele P. Barker Dorr Fox Steve Moga

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Find out about Corporate benefits, events, programs and take an active role in preserving our Commonwealth. Join or renew your membership today! www.preservationmass.org

featuring music, dance, food and drink). This event, The Salem Athenaeum Bicentennial Assembly: Celebrating 1810, will be held at Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut Street, Salem from 7 to 11 p.m. More events will take place throughout the year and PM will keep you updated. Fore more information visit www.salemathanaeum.net

Thank You for a Great Year End Appeal
Preservation Massachusetts extends our thanks to the following individuals who donated to our 2009 Annual Appeal. It is the support of your donations and memberships that allows us to continue being a leader and partner for preservation advocacy and initiatives in all parts of our Commonwealth.

Save the Date: 2010 Annual Awards Dinner!

Mark Your Calendars!
*********** Our Commonwealth goes out monthly to nearly 800 inviduals and businesses across Massachusetts and beyond! If you'd like your event, workshop or program highlighted, email abaez@preservationmass.org

Mark your calendars and join us on May 5th, 2010 for the 23rd Annual Awards Dinner at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel! More details to follow in the coming months

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