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If there is one thing that WHALE has done consistently since 1962, it has been giving life to historic places in the city of New Bedford. There are so many stories encapsulated within our work and the places we help to revitalize for new and vibrant use.
Donate to WHALE’s 2023 Annual Appeal and help bring new life and new stories to historic places in New Bedford!
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.