Heritage Commission

Purpose / Charge 

The Commission is responsible for the proper recognition, use and protection of resources, tangible or intangible, primarily man-made, that are valued for their historic, cultural, aesthetic or community significance within their natural, build or cultural context.

Work towards the purchase and installation of fountains within the City of Lebanon by raising funds; coordinating volunteer efforts, locating fountains for purchase by the City, developing plans for the location of fountains and seeking approval by the Lebanon Heritage Commission and the City Council prior to the installation of any new fountain (added May 21, 2014.)


Seven Citizen members and up to five alternates appointed for three year terms by the Mayor and City Council. One of the Commission’s regular members shall be a member of the City Council and another may be a member of the Planning Board.

Meeting Time & Place

View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

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The Heritage Commission was established by Ordinance Number 2006-07 on July 7, 2006 in accordance with New Hampshire RSA 674:44, 675:7 and 676:1. The Heritage Commission replaced the previous Historic District Commission. The charge was amended May 21, 2014.

Additional Resources

The following are resources related to the Heritage Commission such as historic landmark designations, applications, reports, and information about historic districts such as Lebanon Mills, Crafts Avenue, Colburn Park, Dana House, etc.
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Agendas, Audio, & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Audio recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval.
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Contact Information

To contact the Heritage Commission, please use our
Boards and Committees Contact Form

  • Robert L. Welsch, Chair
    Term Expires: October 2020
  • Linda Cole
    Term Expires: June 2022
  • Rebecca Book
    Term Expires: June 2021
  • Douglas Boisvert
    Term Expires: October 2023
  •  Vacant
    Planning Board Representative
  • Karen Zook, Council Representative
  • Raymond Book, Alternate
    Term Expires: January 2023
  • Bruce Bronner, Alternate Council Representative
  • Mimi Hains, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: July 2022
  • Fran Hanchett, City Historian/Alternate Member
    Term Expires: August 2023
  • Vacant, Alt
  • Vacant, Alt 

Contact the Heritage Commission

Do you have old photos of Lebanon you would like to share? Do you need more information about historic building designations? Would you like to contribute to the Dana House or a fountain project? 

Contact the Heritage Commission