Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust

Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust

The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust, Inc, was founded in March 2007 to preserve remnants of Dartmouth’s rich past and educate the public as to the importance of their town’s heritage. A board of directors and volunteers govern and manage this small grass roots organization.

More information on our keystone project, the Elihu Akin House, here.


To preserve our heritage from the foundation up.

  • Preserve and safeguard the region’s history and heritage through education, advocacy and partnerships for the benefit of all.
  • Provide leadership and/or support preservation projects through the development and delivery of programs for the use and benefit of the community, and through the use of preservation tools and techniques.
  • To continue the protection and preservation work of the 1762 Elihu Akin House at 762 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
  • Diane M. Gilbert — President & Treasurer
  • Atty. Daniel C. Perry — Vice-President
  • Brenda R. Dias — Clerk & Asst. Treasurer
  • Susan Guiducci
  • Eileen T. Marland, PhD
  • Brian Santos
  • Chris Santos

If you haven’t had a chance to attend our annual meetings, or would like to review our financial reports and accomplishments, you may do so by linking to our last nine presentations, from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

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