For planning purposes, it is greatly appreciated if you register for RJD programs. Registration and minimum bookings are required for certain programs.
Calendar – Lectures and Workshops are funded by the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation
EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.
The RJD is happy to honor FREE admission for House Tours and 20% off program registration fees to all guests that present a valid EBT card. Call the Museum for more information and to learn more about the program!
A Salute to Service • World War I Centennial Exhibit
Currently Open during Museum Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Although the United States did not enter WW I until 1917, young Americans volunteered as ambulance drivers to save French lives on the front line prior to our engagement. One of them was New Bedford resident William Rotch Bullard (1893-1953), grandson of William Rotch Jr., and father of Peter Bullard. Enjoy a small exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery featuring William’s military attire, diaries, photos and a collection of wartime sketches. William drove an ambulance for the Norton Harjes Ambulance Service with the French Army Section from July of 1916 to June of 1917. He then served with Section 61, Chefadjoint, from June to October of 1917 and was wounded at Verdun on August 20, 1917. He served with the French Army on Verdun (1916), Champagne, Chemin des Dames and Verdun (1917) fronts. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, Nov. 29, 1917, in France, and served with the 65th Artillery in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives and was promoted to First
Lieutenant Oct. 11, 1918.
CANCELED Saturday, May 19th • 10 a.m. • Workshop
Create a Silk Scarf with Susan Czernicka
Indigo dye was the source of the blue coloration of denim jeans, Civil War uniforms, and the stripes in our flag. Susan Czernicka, a textile artist working with indigo dye, will give an illustrated talk about the history of indigo and a demonstration of her shibori technique on dying silk scarves, before guiding participants in trying their hand at dying a scarf to take home in this two-hour workshop in the Coachman’s House. All materials included: $35 per person.
Friday, June 22nd • 7:00 p.m. • Poetry Readings
Horizon Glass Poetry with First Unitarian Church of New Bedford
The Horizon Glass Poetry Group will be presenting an evening of original poetry readings on June 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the RJD with the very own Rick Finneran, RJD Facilities Manager. Free to general public; donations welcome.