In March, many members & friends nominated the Whaling Museum for inclusion on the Official List of 1,000 Great Places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their advocacy paid off. Today, the Governor’s Commission to Designate 1,000 Great Places of Massachusetts released its list, and the Whaling Museum is included! The Commission received some 12,000 nominations. Great Places will be used to promote tourism and cultural development by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and other state and locate agencies. Thanks to all who voted!