Coming Events

The Belmont Historical Society
2018 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm
Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library
336 Concord Avenue, Belmont

The brief business portion of the annual meeting will consist of the election of officers and directors for the 2018-2019 year. Following that, the program will consist of:

Award of Historic House Plaques to the owners of noteworthy properties.

Presentation of the Society’s David R. Johnson Preservation Award for noteworthy historic preservation activities.

Illustrated talk by Joseph Cornish on “Celebrating Historic preservation in Belmont”

Joe Cornish joined the Preservation Team of the City of Boston’s Environment Department as the Director of Design Review in May 2016.  In this position he oversees proposed changes in three of the city’s nine historic districts and supervises staff responsible for the other districts. Prior to working for the city of Boston Joe worked for Historic New England from 1998 to 2016 where he managed the organization’s preservation easement program.  He is a former resident of Belmont, the past president of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, a former co-chair of the Belmont Historic District Commission, and a past president of the Belmont Historical Society.  Joe has written articles and lectured frequently on topics related to architectural history, maintaining historic buildings, and preservation easements.  He received his M.A. degree in Preservation Studies from Boston University and his B.A. degree in History and Art History from the College of the Holy Cross.