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Tuesday, September 26, 5:00pm Reception, 5:30 Reading
Co-Sponsored by WHALE and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
“Hometown”: Author’s Talk & Book Signing
With John K. Bullard
Under the Tent at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
396 County Street, New Bedford
Hear from the author as he reads from his new memoir. Published by New
Bedford’s Spinner Publications Inc., “Hometown” chronicles John Bullard’s
youth, family, and 50-year career in public service, from historic
preservationist and New Bedford mayor to climate activist and federal
administrator for NOAA. Bullard will read excerpts that relate to the early
history of WHALE and the RJD, one of WHALE’s earliest restoration projects.
Facilitated discussion and a question & answer period will follow.
Arrive early to the tented patio for refreshments.
Books will be available for purchase ($34 + tax) and signing at the event.
Call or email to R.S.V.P. 508-997-1401 / HFortin@rjdmuseum.org. Free
WHALE is very pleased to announce that Erin Miranda will join WHALE as next Executive Director beginning August 7, 2023.
Erin Miranda’s experience in historic preservation and non-profits spans nearly two decades. Her career began with college internships and work with the Providence Preservation Society Revolving Fund and even volunteering for WHALE. From 2004 on, she worked with Preservation Massachusetts, building programs including the Preservation Circuit Rider program, as well as policy advocacy, especially with state and federal tax credits. She most recently served as their Executive Director. A lifelong resident of the South Coast with family ties to the City of New Bedford, Erin holds a BS in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University.
WHALE’s members and supporters throughout greater New Bedford will have opportunities later this year to meet Erin in person. Meanwhile, feel free to reach Erin at WHALE to welcome her to our vibrant and vital community of people committed to preserving and enhancing New Bedford‘s rich architectural character and to strengthening New Bedford’s waterfront area, neighborhoods and communities.