In Memoriam The Belmont Historical Society lost a dear friend and a long-time member of our Board of Directors when Anne Claflin Allen died on February 20, 2015, a few days short of her 87th birthday. Anne made many contributions to our organization over the years, and she was always active in our events and a regular attendee of our meetings. Her family’s contributions to historic preservation have been enormous. It is because of her family that we have the Claflin Room at the Belmont Public Library as our home today, and we will be forever grateful to her and to them. In addition to her role in our organization, Anne served as a town meeting member for many years, was involved with several other organizations in Belmont, and in all of these roles greatly contributed to our community as a whole. Anne was a kind and wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.