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. Two related WW I talks are scheduled in March.

Thursday, July 26th • 6:30 p.m. • Theatre Performance
The Nameless Players Present…David Ives, Staged Readings

American playwright, Ives is best known for his comic one-act plays that are featured in tonight’s presentation. The staged reading features actors, in costume, and on stage, reading from the script in an informal format.  The RJD welcomes to their outdoor stage, The Nameless Players, local reading group, organized by Helen and Leslie DeGroot. Arrive early for a seat close to the stage, or plan for a lawn seat. Picnics welcome. Tickets available at the door.

RJD Members: Free / Public: $5

Thursday, August 23rd • 7:00 p.m.
Summer Concert with Seaglass Theatre
Endless Summer …Vintage Songs of the Seasons

Join us for our annual summer concert under the terrace tent with Seaglass Theatre Company. Listen to summertime hits: Its Too Darn Hot, Summertime, Under the Boardwalk and many more while sitting under the stars – a true experience not to miss. Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Pre-purchased tickets available online: $20. Tickets are purchased with Seaglass Theatre:


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