The Historical Commission has identified the following Internet links to useful preservation resources. We welcome recommendations of other preservation sites for inclusion on this list.
The Weston Historical Society’s website contains information about their programs and collections and will include back editions of their Bulletin and other information about Weston’s history. This is a great resource for everyone with an interest in Weston’s history.
The National Park Service maintains an excellent website with information on preservation resources, tax credits for preservation, and links to historic buildings and landscapes. Especially useful are the Technical Preservation Services section and their Preservation Briefs, providing how-to information on almost every aspect of historic building preservation. Most briefs are available on line.
Historic New England’s website provides information on their Old House Resource Line and historic paint color chart in addition to programs and lectures relevant to preservation and descriptions of their historic house museums.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission website offers information on preservation programs and activities, recent state National Register Listings, the differing characteristics of local historical and national register districts, and historic places which are available for functions.
The National Trust website lists a number of useful preservation books and manuals for homeowners, in addition to a calendar of programs and descriptions of their house museums.