Common Ground: Arts & Culture Community Stories - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Common Ground: Arts & Culture Community Stories

With special guest host Akeia de Barros Gomes, and Storytellers Victor Fonseca, Ron Fortier, Carl Simmons, and Alison Wells
Sunday, April 2, 2023 |  4:00pm - 6:00pm

We invite you to a special program offered in concert with our Common Ground exhibition, where we hear from storytellers and invite you to reflect on and share your own connections to the SouthCoast. The event begins with stories in the Cook Memorial Theater, followed by a cocktail reception with lite bites and access to the exhibition space.

Common Ground: Community Stories is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and residents through story collection. A key goal is to give voice to community members. By gathering individual stories, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of SouthCoast residents.

“Common Ground: Arts & Culture Community Stories” is the first of three Common Ground events to be hosted at the Whaling Museum. Join us again for “Common Ground: Immigration Community Stories” on Friday, June 2 from 5-7 PM, and on Sunday, June 7 from 4-6 PM for “Common Ground: Activism Community Stories.”

Tickets: $20 General Public | $10 Membership