The Connecticut Trust in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office/ DECD invites you to attend:  “Responsibilities and Limitations of Historic District Commissions.”  Get a refresher on rules of procedure, design guidelines, the use of preservation tools such as demolition delay, and the benefits of Certified Local Government status.  Both programs are free and open to the public! 

Tuesday, June 4, 5-7pm

New London Public Library

63 Huntington Street, New London

Monday, June 17, 5-7pm

Palmer Memorial Hall

523 Route 169, Woodstock

Pre-register for either location by contacting Renée Tribert, at 203-562-6312 or

Historic district commissions are are charged with providing guidance to owners who wish to make exterior changes to their historic properties and reviewing those changes for appropriateness. But Commissions have no role to play when homeowners undertake ordinary maintenance or painting that does not involve material change to buildings.  Want to go beyond historic district commissions?  Empower your community by exploring our page for local preservation leaders.