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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2014

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
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Willett appointed to State Historical Resources Council

Nashua resident Linda Willett has been appointed to New Hampshire’s State Historical Resources Council.

Willett is currently executive director of Historic Harrisville, Inc., a non-profit public foundation that rehabilitates Harrisville’s mid-19th century mill buildings to provide space for small businesses, manufacturers, artists, affordable housing, the post office and the general store. Historic Harrisville was founded 42 years ago by preservationists and townspeople, following the closing of the textile mills, to ensure that the town survived as a place where people could both live and work. Harrisville was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1977.

Willett has also been curator of buildings for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now called Historic New England) and program associate at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has served on the boards of several organizations focused on historic preservation, including the Hunt Building Restoration Committee, Inherit New Hampshire (now renamed the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance) and the Nashua Historic District Commission.

New Hampshire’s State Historical Resources Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Division of Historical Resources to review, recommend and approve specific program activities, including reviewing nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at or by calling 603-271-3483.




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