Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 17, 3:15 pm
A meeting of the Historical Commission


Gill Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3:15 p.m.

Teleconference – access information in the agenda below.

“This meeting is being conducted remotely by all participants. FreeConferenceCall.com is being utilized for the teleconference. It is audio only. Anyone wishing to participate may call 267-807-9601 and then enter the Access Code of 883-045-865. The toll-free number is 844-800-5000 – the Town is charged by the minute per caller, so please use this only when necessary.”

Notes: 1. Masks are no longer required at Gill’s indoor public spaces as of midnight on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

2. In meetings by phone, votes are taken by roll call and the minutes reflect the name and vote of each member.

Call to order:

1. Approve minutes from the GHC meeting on April 19, 2022.

2. Treasurer’s business and report: (Charlene with Pam and Terri)

--Update on books and sales (Pam)

--Banner on order (Pam)

--Wert budget reimbursements and non-grant allocations (Kit)

3. New Business:

a. Updates on publicity and next steps for Peter Mars’ presentation on May 21 (Pam, Charlene, Kit)

i. Publicity (newsletter, posters, newspaper coverage); (Pam,

Charlene, Kit)

ii. Pete and Mike’s visit on Tuesday, May 3 (discussion)

iii. Pete hopes to come back on the 18th to test his computer (Kit)

iv. Setup and cleanup in the Town Hall (Kit): Terri, Maryanne, others??

a. tables and chairs

b. greeting table, sign in and Pete’s handout; refreshments (basic - discussion)

c. introduction and welcome

d. farewell and next steps (discussion) summer activities in planning (Kit)

v. lunch on the 21st before the presentation (at Town Hall) – discussion

vi. parking – inform police; church repairs ongoing on the 21st

vii. other

b. Land for sale in Gill: preservation of natural resources (Pam, Lynda - discussion)

1. What is protected in the Archaeological District (Native American/cultural/

geological?) 2. How to protect resources that are not in the Archaeological District?

c. Followup on FY ‘22 and FY ‘23 budgets (Charlene and others)

d. GHC members’ summer schedules:

Kit C. Charlene C. Bev D.

Lynda H.-M. Bob P. Terri R.

Pam S. Janet N.

---meeting dates: June 21, July 19, August 16, September 19 (any changes?)

e. Updates on GHC inquiries (Pam)

f. Updates on the website and FaceBook page (Charlene)

g. GHC posting about the Day of Remembrance of the Falls Fight massacre in King Philip’s War (5-19-1676), observed 5-21 this year at the Discovery Center (Charlene, Pam)

4. Old Business

a. Collection and acquisitions update (Pam)

b. GHC digital equipment needs and using DigitalCommonwealth (Pam and Charlene)

c. Battlefield Advisory Board meeting May 5 (Kit);

GHC alternate to KPW Commemoration May 21

d. Upcoming repairs and costs, continued from April meeting: kiosk and anchorage

(Bob and Terri)

---Locating masons to stabilize the anchorage (Pam and Terri)

5. Other business (not anticipated at the time of posting)

Next meeting: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, time and place to be decided

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