Recognizing Belmont’s Historic Homes:
Historic House Plaque Program
May 14, 2014 

This final meeting of the 2013-2014 year will be the Belmont Historical Society’s annual meeting that includes the election of Officers and Directors for the coming year. In addition, the winners of the David R. Johnson Preservation Awards for 2014 will be announced. The meeting will be held in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library beginning at 7:00 PM.

Sample of a Belmont Historic Plaque which can now be obtained for any qualifying house in Belmont.

Sample of a Belmont Historic Plaque which can now be obtained for any qualifying house in Belmont.

The featured presentation¬†will be given by Joe Cornish who will describe the Society’s newly-launched Historic House Plaque Program. Joe will explain the process of how property owners may obtain plaques along with tips for researching the history of historic properties in town. Joe is a past president of the Belmont Historical Society, serves on the society’s board as the Wellington Station Master, and is co-chair of the Belmont Historic District Commission. Joe is also the president of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and has been employed by Historic New England since 1998 where he oversees the organization’s preservation easement program.