|The Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM at the Borough Administration Building at 45 Keeley Avenue.||Chair: Lorraine Moxey
Borough Historian: Bruce Burkart
Vice Chair: June Bair
Secretary: Richard Moxey
Treasurer: Marie Esher Coia
Council Liaison: Mary Pat Holewinski
Members: Jackie D’Agostino, Margaret Fabry, Donna Fisher, Doug Fisher, Margaret LaMontagne, Malcolm Rollins, Nancy Ulmen, Peter Ulmen
The New Britain Borough Historic Preservation Committee’s mission is to preserve our historic properties and artifacts and to enhance resident and visitor enjoyment of our history through public education and access. The committee was formed by the Planning Commission in 2005 to create a framework for a positive co-existence between the past and the future. The above photo is of the National Wreaths Across America Ceremony which the Historic Preservation Committee coordinates each year for the borough. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor all military men who are interred in our historic cemetery located at the New Britain Baptist Church on Butler Avenue.
The Goal of the committee is to preserve New Britain’s historic buildings by providing control over demolition which will both preserve our historic building and help in limiting commercial development along Butler Avenue. To accomplish this the committee has been exploring ways to preserve our Borough’s heritage, character and historic buildings. New Britain Baptist Church’s 18 century cemetery ( Est. 1748) and what remains of the residential character of the Borough’s Butler Avenue Corridor by establishing a historic preservation overlay zone. To this end the Committee has updated the historic property inventory originally created by a committee of Borough residents including Norman Augustine, Robert Leavy and Nancy Boettger and adopted by the Heritage Conservancy in 1989.