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First Annual


OCTOBER 13-14 


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Friday, October 13th

4-9 PM: Welcome Reception at Orpheum
In Lobby:

    Welcome by Kevin and POP reps
    Weekend program and wristbands given with gift bags
    Wine and Cheese
    Sign up for events (for those not yet done online)

Saturday, October 14th
10 AM: Orpheum, large theater
    Welcome/intro speaker
    Film: Explore Monomoy & Preview: No Refuge: Cape Cod Coastal
    Morning refreshments

10 AM: Community Center for kids: Hey Arnold!   Q&A

10 AM: “Chatham Walk” Tour with Tim Wood

1 PM: Orpheum, large theater
   Welcome/intro speaker: Thomas Bena (Producer)
   Film shown: One Big Home (click to watch trailer)

   POPcorn/drinks served

1 PM: Atwood House/Chatham Historical Society
   Welcome/intro speaker: Nick Fitzhugh (Producer)
   Film shown: Starboard Light


3 PM: Old Village Walking Tour

4 PM: Orpheum Large Theater
   Welcome/intro speaker: POP Film Producers
   Films: Love Letter to Cape Cod, Premier of “Life Rings”

   Q&A/POPcorn and drinks served

7 PM: Orpheum Large Theater
   Welcome/Intro Speaker
   Live “TED Talk”

    “Saving New Bedford”
    John Bullard: Author of Hometown, Former Mayor of New Bedford, spent 12 years leading effort of revitalizing the waterfront historic district.

    “Saving Historical Places”
   Gary Sachau: Architectural Historian will explore the benefits of saving historic places and what happens when you don’t, using examples from Yarmouth, where he lives. 

    “Eco Preservation is Imperative for Cape Cod and Beyond”
   Steve Tilly: Architect with a serious concern for carbon emissions, waste, adaptive reuse and restoration of historic properties.

    Audience Q&A

8:30 PM: Orpheum Lobby
    Champagne Reception


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John Bullard, current President of the Board of the New Bedford Ocean Cluster, worked for 12 years leading the effort to revitalize the waterfront historic district of New Bedford. His dedication to this restored city led him to write his recently released book Hometown. In 2018, he retired as Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries where he was responsible for the management of all living marine resources in federal waters from Maine to Cape Hatteras. John ran NOAA’s Office of Sustainable Development for the Clinton Administration in Washington after serving as Mayor of New Bedford from 1986-1992. John is on the Board of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Westport Planning Board and is a co-founder of The New Bedford Light. He has a degree from Harvard and advanced degrees from MIT.

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Gary Sachau, Architectural Historian, with a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, dedicated his expertise to the National Park Service/Technical Preservation Services, Delaware State Historic Preservation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation during the bulk of his career. Look forward to him answering this question:  Why is it important to save historic buildings on Cape Cod?  As Joni Mitchell sang in Big Yellow Taxi, “They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.  Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Truer words were never spoken! Gary will explore the benefits of saving historic places and what happens when you don’t, using examples from Yarmouth, the town in which I live.  


Stephen Tilly, principal of his architectural firm graduated from M.I.T with a Master of Architecture, following a BA (English Literature) from Grinnell College. After working in Boston, Washington and New York, he became a partner in Design Coalition, a firm that helped pioneer New York's historic Soho district in the 1970s and 1980s. With Elizabeth Martin, Mr. Tilly founded a mission-based studio in Dobbs Ferry focused on delivering high end design, especially targeting socially useful projects. The work since reflects a broad range of interests including affordable housing, historic preservation, low-impact environmental design and community planning. He has served on local land use committees and boards and is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Lyndhurst Historic Site. For the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Association for Preservation Technology, he has spoken and written on the essential connection between preservation and sustainability. “Our related principal focus is adaptive reuse, rehabilitation and preservation.”

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