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.

    Card To Culture

    We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by breaking down the financial barriers to cultural programming.

    All programs and events are free and open to the public. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBTWIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.


  • 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

  • Kerri Santos

  • Steve Dupre

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 four presentations, from  2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Annual Reports


2021 Annual Report


2020 Annual Report


2019 Annual Report


2018 Annual Report