Heli Meltsner, CHS Curator, has been a preservation consultant in Cambridge since 1980, except for a nine-year stint as a Planner for the Town of Framingham. Her book, The Poorhouses of Massachusetts: A Cultural and Architectural History, was published in 2012. She was one of the editors of Saving Cambridge: Historic Preservation in America's Innovation City, a book published by the Cambridge Historical Society last year.  She serves on the Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission.


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