Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217
On March 10, 2015, the voters of Ashland, New Hampshire, approved the following Warrant Article #16:
"To see if the Town will vote to establish a Heritage Commission in accordance with the provisions of RSA 673 and RSA 674 and a Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of RSA 674:44-a to 44-d and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint five citizens as members of the Heritage Commission pursuant to the provisions of RSA 673:4-a and RSA 673:5; one member of the Heritage Commission shall be a selectman, and up to three additional citizens shall be appointed as alternate members.
An advisory entity, a Heritage Commission is for the proper recognition, use, and protection of resources, tangible or intangible, primarily man made, that are valued for their historical, cultural, aesthetic, or community significance within their natural, built or cultural contexts. Powers and duties of a heritage commission include: To advise and assist other local boards and commissions on matters related to historic resources; To work in tandem with the Ashland Historical Society to survey and inventory historic resources; To assist the Planning Board in writing or updating the historic and cultural resources chapter in the Master Plan; To propose and implement other preservation planning; To assist in coordinating and fundraising for cultural events for the Town.
"Upon approval of this article the present Ashland Historic Commission, which was established in 1970 for the limited purpose of taking responsibility for the Whipple House, will be terminated and the duties and functions of that Commission will be assumed by the Heritage Commission."
Katie Maher, Chair (term expires 2018)
David Ruell, Recording Secretary (term expires 2019)
Susan MacLeod (term expires 2020)
Kathleen DeWolfe (term expires 2018)
Leigh Sharps, Selectboard Representative (term expires 2017)
Regular meetings of the Heritage Committee are the 2nd Tuesday in the 1st month of each quarter. Other meetings will be held as needed.
2016 Meeting Schedule for Ashland 4th of July Committee
Minutes of 4th of July Committee
The Ashland Historic Commission was established by the Ashland Town Meeting, on March 10, 1970, upon receiving the gift of "the land and building of the Whipple homestead to be used and maintained as an historical building for the preservation and perpetuation of historical articles and for activities related thereto."
In March 2015, the Historic Commission was replaced by the Heritage Commission.