The Fort Rodman-Fort Taber Military Museum in New Bedford is located in a one-story building near Fort Taber in the South End.

There is no advertising budget and no paid staff, yet it remains one of the best "small museums" in the country, thanks to pictures, letters and other memorabilia donated by local veterans and their families.

The museum's president is Bill Niedzwiedz, who leads a small group of volunteers. They are committed to telling military history through the eyes of veterans from the Greater New Bedford area.

Niedzwiedz spoke this week with Townsquare Sunday about the museum, what it means to local veterans and families, the ongoing impact of COVID-19, and some of the museum's special attractions. His interview can be heard here.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program that highlights individuals and organizations working to make the SouthCoast a better place to live, The program is heard every Sunday morning at 6 on 1420 WBSM.

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