History Committee

Purpose: Advises regarding the town’s heritage and promotes the preservation and restoration of historically-relevant buildings, properties, and other significant resources per Policy Area 11: Historic Preservation of the Comprehensive Plan; oversees Town Hall’s museum. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Research places of historic or archaeological value and encourage historic preservation; identify and recommend historic landmarks to Council; protect historical buildings and assets from neglect, deterioration from the elements and development; protect and build onto the Summerfield National Historic District to share with others and future generations; collaborate with other organizations to help achieve the overall purpose of the committee; submit an annual committee budget; provide educational opportunities to share Summerfield history and heritage. 

Membership and Criteria: Membership shall include up to nine residents. Ex-officio membership may be granted to a designated representative of any stakeholder group approved by Council, but does not count toward the nine-voting-member maximum. Knowledge of and interest in history, heritage, culture, architecture, or historic preservation; professional experience in one or more of these subject areas. 

The committee meets the last Thursday of each month (as needed), 6:30pm at Town Hall, 4117 Oak Ridge Road.