Nantucket Historical Commission


The Nantucket Historical Commission serves the public by protecting the National Historic Landmark of Nantucket. Nantucket’s important historic resources include structures as well as their setting and context, the American and Native American artifacts, and the island’s special visual quality, as expressed in the natural and built environment.

The NHC advises the Select Board on matters of preservation, and works with Nantucket’s Preservation Planner, Planning Director, and other municipal agencies. It creates plans and guidelines for historic preservation, directs surveys of buildings and lands of archaeological and historic significance, and advocates for historic preservation.

The NHC complements the local Historic District Commission, which is Nantucket’s regulatory architectural review board.  It also liaises with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and local preservation and conservation non-profits.

Massachusetts Historic Tax Credit is a fabulous preservation tool!

Under the program a certified rehabilitation project on an income-producing property is eligible to receive up to 20 % of the cost of certified rehabilitation expenditures in state tax credits. There is an annual cap, so there are selection criteria that ensure the funds are distributed to the projects that provide the most public benefit. The MHC certifies the projects and allocated available credits. 

Website: MHC: Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
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NHC Historic Tax Credit Applications

Agendas & Minutes

The NCH meets the 3rd Friday of each month via hybrid zoom and in person. The public is encouraged to attend to its meetings. All meetings are recorded and available on the Town's YouTube Channel.

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes


Angus MacLeod, Chair
Term Expires: 2024

Milton Rowland
Term Expires: 2024

Thomas Murray Montgomery
Term Expires: 2024

Clement Durkes
Term Expires: 2025

Abby De Molina
Term expires: 2025

Rita Carr
Term Expires: 2026

George Butterworth
Term Expires: 2026

Useful Information

Historic Pavement on Nantucket - Information and Guidelines