Historical Commission

Meetings

  • 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 pm

This meeting date/time is occasionally rescheduled for holidays and other conflicts, so please check the calendar for any changes.

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • John Marshall, Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Craig Grear, Vice Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Ann Armstrong
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Brett McHugh
    Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Jean Renshaw
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Tom Russo
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Vacancy
    Term expires: December 31, 2026

Overview

The Historical Commission consists of seven members who are appointed to five-year terms by the Board of Supervisors. The members donate their time to oversee the Historic Resources Protection Standards of the Township’s Zoning Code, which provides a comprehensive framework for the preservation of historic sites, objects, buildings, structures, and districts in East Bradford Township. The Commission also researches and proposes the nomination of significant resources for placement on the National Register of Historic Places and other appropriate lists or programs. It also reviews and comments on subdivision or land development applications that affect historic resources as well as demolition permits for historic resources.  East Bradford Township is a Certified Local Government (PDF) and has been a partner in the Federal preservation program since June 29, 2005.

Historic Design Guidelines Project

On December 14, 2021, the East Bradford Township Board of Supervisors adopted the final draft of the Historic Design Guidelines (PDF). The Guidelines are a historic preservation tool to help property owners make informed decisions when altering or restoring historic buildings. View more information on the Historic Design Guidelines Project.

Oral History Project

The Historical Commission completed a monumental project that involved the compilation of 12 oral histories of Township residents.  Each history is presented in documentary format.  Learn more about these valued members of our community!

Worldly Goods

The Historical Commission published a series of newsletter articles showcasing items (i.e. worldly goods) that were made or owned by 18th or 19th century East Bradford residents.