Executive Summary

  • I am a 36 CFR 61 qualified architectural historian with six years of experience as an independent preservation consultant, two years of experience with the NH Division of Historical Resources, over two years of experience in the curatorial department at Canterbury Shaker Village, experience as a historical/museum consultant, and MA in Historic Preservation from Plymouth State University
  • I am experienced with Internet and library archival research
  • I have a strong background in architecture and have worked well as a consulting party with a variety of architectural and engineering firms

Professional Experience

Mae H. Williams
Center Harbor, NH
Historic Preservation Consultant
January 2014-present

  • NH State Survey Program
  • NH State Register Property Documentation, see Projects page for examples
  • National Register of Historic Places Property Documentation
  • NH Historic Property Documentation
  • Historic Building Assessments with Preservation Guidelines
  • Baseline Property Documentation
  • Historic Property Research

Squam Lakes Association
Holderness, NH
Development Associate
January 2015-October 2015

Office Assistant
April 2013-December 2014

  • Increased efficiency of organization donor database by streamlining data entry and customizing database, creating more useful report generation and constituent tracking
  • Organized and facilitated membership and annual appeal to consistently exceed campaign goals
  • Worked with Executive Director and Development Committee to plan and implement successful donor events
  • Liased with all cultural and historic committees, sub-committees, and interest groups to ensure that common preservation goals were met

NH Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historic Resources
Concord, NH
Program Assistant
April 2008-April 2010

  • Reorganized Town File storage system by developing new filing system, reducing redundancies, and taking some files to archives
  • Assisted with public inquiries by directing queries to appropriate parties

Meredith, NH
Museum Consultant
February 2006-July 2007

  • Trained staff and volunteers of Sandwich and Center Harbor Historical Societies in use of Past Perfect 4.0 museum software
  • Set up accession records for museum collections in databases for Center Harbor Historical Society, the Belknap Mill, Laconia Historical Society, and Laconia Public Library.
  • Streamlined database utilities in Past Perfect Museum Software

Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury, NH
IMLS Digitization Project
Curatorial Assistant
May 2005-Feb 2007

  • Scanned and digitally catalogued 8,000 historic photographs utilizing Past Perfect Museum Software by overseeing volunteers and coordinating in their efforts
  • Identified people, pets, places, and events through the creation of research packets
  • Assisted in the creation of online exhibits by researching historic themes and selected images and artifacts
  • Assisted in cataloguing objects and archival materials for a 2007 exhibit on twentieth century Shaker life
  • Assisted in researching, writing, and compiling grant applications for the NH Moose Plate program and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Preservation Company
Kensington, NH
Part-time intern
May 2004-Dec 2004

  • Assisted with National Landmark applications by researching house and owner histories at local and state historical societies and town halls
  • Assisted with historic resource survey along urban corridors for NH Department of Transportation projects


Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH

  • Masters of Arts in Historic Preservation, December 2014

Bard College
Annandale, NY

  • Bachelors of Arts in Medieval Studies in Art History, May 2004
  • Senior Thesis: From Dragon Myth to the Gospels: The Stave Church at Uvdal

Saint Paul's School
Concord, NH

  • High School Diploma, June 2000
  • Distinction in Arts

Community & Professional Development

  • Director, Squam Archives Center, September 2016-present.
  • Member, Squam National Register Archive Committee, Feb 2012-August 2016.
  • New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Commissioner's Designee, New Hampshire Historic Agricultural Structures Advisory Committee (Barn Committee), 2010-July 2012.
  • Secretary, New Hampshire Historical Resources Council, 2008-2010.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Jewel on the Hill: The Charles E. Tilton Mansion," March 2020, Tilton Historical Society
  • Presenter, "Why Preservation Matters," March 2019, Belknap Mill Society Annual Meeting
  • Participant, "Out of the Ordinary: Variations on New England Building Practices," July 2018, Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA
  • Co-Presenter, "The Cultural Landscape: A Museum of Local History" with Dr. James L. Garvin, June 2018, Town of Meredith 250th Celebration
  • Co-Presenter, "House Histories: How to Research the Evolution of Your House" with Andrew Cushing, March 2018,  New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Old House & Barn Expo
  • Presenter, "The Swasey Canal: How One Man's Vision Shaped the Economy of Meredith," February 2018, Greater Meredith Program Annual Meeting
  • Participant, "Before the 2X4: New England Framing Options to the Mid-19th Century," July 2017, Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA
  • Panelist, "Before Disaster Strikes: Planning for Historic Properties," April 2017, NH Preservation Alliance Conference: Preserving Community Character: Critical Issues and Opportunities
  • Participant, "Buildings Archaeology: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Historic Structures," July 2016, Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA
  • Presenter, "Swasey Park History," July 2016, Greater Meredith Program design charrette for Swasey Park
  • Presenter, "Resources for finding the story of your family, home or community," May 2016, Belmont Heritage Commission Preservation Fair
  • Presenter, "Newington Town Wide Mapping Project," Fall 2015 for the Newington, New Hampshire Historic District Commission as part of a Certified Local Government Grant Project
  • Presenter, "Jaffrey Meetinghouse Historic Property Documentation," Fall 2015 for the Town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire as part of a Certified Local Government Grant Project
  • Presenter, "Is there a Sustainable Future for the Laconia State School" at the 2013 Preservation Alliance Conference: Historic Buildings for the Next Century: Preservation's Role in Building a Sustainable Future. One of five graduate historic preservation student projects featured at the conference.
  • Participant, 2013 Historic New England Field School in South Berwick, ME.

References provided upon request