Gordon Halm has been honored with the Excellence in Cultural Heritage Award. The award, announced by the Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell Heritage Parternship announced their Community Excellence Awards for historic preservation and cultural heritage this past week.
Award winners will be celebrated at the park’s annual reception, which also marks the kickoff for Doors Open Lowell 2018, on Thursday, May 3, at Boott Cotton Mills Museum. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP t o firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-275-1705.
See the excerpt about Halm's award from the Lowell Sun below:
"In the Excellence in Cultural Heritage, the recipient is Gordon Halm for the African Community Center of Lowell. Halm has been a fixture in the community since he arrived in Lowell in 1995 from Liberia. In his early years in the city, Halm was actively involved in the former African-American center in Lowell until it closed. Since that time, he spent over a decade thinking how to return the center to his adopted city. He hit upon a combination of improving the lives of African immigrants, refugees and others through educational, social and cultural initiatives. With a new vision, now in partnership with Community Teamwork, the center has returned to Lowell."
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