Historical Commission


The Historical Commission typically meets in the Mary P. Conley Room of Town Hall (located on the lower level) at 7:00 P.M. the 2nd Monday of every month.

The Planning & Development Department provides administrative assistance to the Commission.

About the Commission

The Ipswich Historical Commission was established in 1964 by Town Meeting to support the preservation of the Town's historical properties and archaeological assets. It acts to advise property owners, implements the town’s Demolition Review Bylaw when necessary, and works with the Planning Department and in cooperation with the Building Department. The Ipswich Historical Commission has information on historic houses, the Mary P. Conley award, historic publications, and and much more.


  • Gordon Harris, Chair (2022) and Town Historian
  • Linda Grimes, Vice-Chair (2022)
  • Laura Gresh, Secretary (2023)
  • Lee Hathaway, Treasurer (2022)
  • Stephen Miles (2024)
  • William Effner, Jr. (2024)
  • Jaime Novack (2024)
  • Alternate Members
  • Joseph Bourneuf (2024)
  • Rachel Meyer (2024)
  • Christopher Morse (2024)
  • Mariana Ovnic (2024)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View All Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2013