The Town Historian is authorized by the town to oversee the local historic districts, create new districts and advise the Planning & Zoning Commission on issues related to historic properties. The Historical Society of the Town of Bethany is a private not-for-profit organization that collects and preserves the cultural heritage and ongoing history of Bethany. They do have historic preservation programs, but they are not a Town agency.
- What is the difference between a local historic district and a national register district or place?
- What determines whether or not a building is historic?