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New board members join Gloucester Preservation Foundation

The Gloucester Preservation Foundation recently announced its new board of directors, with Dr. David A. Brown of the Fairfield Foundation taking the leadership role.

“I am honored to assume the role of chairman of the board,” Brown said. “The great work of John and Marsha Gillis, Daniel Dick, Tara Thomas and many others has ensured the Walter Reed Birthplace survives to this day. It is our responsibility to keep that legacy intact and make sure the birthplace remains a part of Gloucester’s historic landscape for the next century and beyond.”

Brown is joined on the board of directors by vice chairman (and fellow Fairfield Foundation co-director) Thane Harpole, treasurer Thomas Karow and secretary Bobbi Hatton.

“The building and grounds are in great shape,” Harpole said. “We are looking forward to opening the building on April 18 for Garden Week and welcoming visitors to one of Gloucester’s most iconic landmarks at other times duri...

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