Historical Commission

Regular Meetings


The Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall.

Meetings are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Commission Members

  • Justin De Passe, Chair
    Term Expires 8/31/18
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Cynthia C. Winterhalter, Vice Chair
    Term Expires 8/31/19
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • James J. Norton, Secretary
    Term Expires 8/31/20
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Vacancy
    Term Expires 8/31/20
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen

  • Vacancy
    Term Expires 8/31/18
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Elizabeth A. Whitham
    Term Expires 8/31/18
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • A.J. Gemperline
    Term Expires 8/31/19
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
About the Commission
The Ashland Historical Commission encourages residents to appreciate Ashland's fascinating history, protect its inventory of Colonial, Greek Revival Victorian, Craftsman, and Neo-colonial style architecture, and visit its historical landscapes such as Devil's Den, Pout Rock, the Witch's Cave and The Revolutionary War Cemetery.

The Commission offers historical walks and other learning-based opportunities for residents to experience Ashland's history in a fun, personal way.