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MOTT Destination Development Capital Grant Celebration
July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is hosting a MOTT Destination Development Capital Grant Celebration from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Abolition Row Park site on Seventh Street in New Bedford.
In attendance to celebrate the grants, which distributed $2 million to 20 organizations across the Commonwealth, will be Lt. Gov. Karen Polito, MOTT Executive Director Keiko Orrall and Mayor Jon Mitchell.
Abolition Row Park will be a transformational public greenspace in the heart of New Bedford within the Seaport Cultural District. The park replaces 2 vacant properties adjacent to three significant buildings on the National Register of Historic Places: the Nathan and Mary Johnson Properties, which are documented Underground Railroad sites and the first home in freedom for Frederick Douglass; and the 1820 Friends Meeting House.
Administered by the Tourism Trust Fund, the DDC Grant Program is funded through the Capital Budget as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Partnerships for Recovery Plan initiative is to help stabilize and grow the Massachusetts tourism industry.