New and Notable

Jun 6, 2024: SOH files comments on defective hangar poject draft Environmental Impact Report

May 1, 2024: National Trust Declares Area "Endangered" due to development

Apr 14, 2024: Study finds errors in developer's ferry flight claims

Apr 13, 2024: Developer's "net zero" claims are grossly misleading

Mar 17, 2024: Proponent releases flawed Environmental Report

Mar 13, 2024: Recent news coverage of expansion project

Nov 18, 2023: Massport responds to project critics

July 18, 2023: Senator Markey introduces bill to tax luxury jets

July 10, 2023: Citizens protest to ask Governor Healey to stop luxury jet expansion

Apr 6, 2023: Citizen petition to Governor Healey re luxury jets

May 24, 2023: Massport's environmental excuses examined

Mar 24, 2023: SOH letter to Governor's Climate Chief

Feb 28, 2023: State mandates Environmental Impact Report for jet expansion project

Feb 20, 2023: Government and Community Organizations voice concern with project

Feb 18, 2023: Extensive Public Comments Oppose Hanscom Expansion Project.

Jan 25, 2023: Massive Aviation Expansion Project at Hanscom Field

 

News Archive

 
 

Endangered

National

Landmarks

Map of Landmarks

Minute Man National Historical Park

Where the American Revolution began

 

Barrett's Farm

A Save Our Heritage Project.  Thereason the British came to Concord on April 19th.

 

Walden Woods

Historic woods surrounding Walden Pond

 

Walden Pond

The birthplace of the Environmental Movement.

 

Orchard House

Home of the Alcotts and the setting for "Little Women"

 

Robbins House

Exploring the early rural Black experience

 

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Migration site for millions of birds, one of the great bird watching sites in America

 

The North Bridge

Where the "shot heard round the world" was fired.

 

And Hundreds of sites on the National Register of Historic Places: A living history of the Revolution, the Colonial Period, and the lives of many great American authors

Our Vision

That State and Federal designations are enacted recognizing the historical and environmental significance of this area.  To achieve permanent protections for the national historical, cultural, and environmental resources in the Massachusetts towns of Concord, Bedford, Lincoln, and Lexington in order to prevent their gradual degradation by pollution, noise, and development.

  

The Threat

These landmarks have been declared one of the "11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and designated a "Last Chance Landscape" by Scenic America.  According to these organizations, the primary threat is the expansion and commercialization of the Airport at Hanscom Field, which is located adjacent to these irreplaceable resources (not to be confused with Hanscom Air Force Base, a valued partner to the communities that does not have flight operations).  The potential traffic, noise, development, and pollution generated by the airport would overwhelm and permanently change the character of the area and will deprive future generations the experience of visiting, learning from, and enjoying these national landmarks.  A number of well known historians and environmentalists provide compelling arguments for why we need to protect these resources.


Photos by Rod Nordbloom

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