The Melrose Historical Commission was established in 1974 under the authority of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40 §8D, which empowers municipalities to establish local historical commissions. In accordance with this legislation, the commission’s primary mission is to ensure “the preservation, protection and development of the historical [and] archeological assets” of Melrose.
The Historical Commission meets on a bimonthly basis. Meetings generally take place in the Library’s Local History & Genealogy Room on the first or second Monday of every second month. In accordance with Massachusetts open meeting laws, notice of meetings is posted at City Hall and on the City’s website. The commission warmly invites interested members of the public to attend.