April 29, 2017
  • Rope Fest

    April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    R & W Rope 39 Tarkiln Place New Bedford

    Come see us at Rope Fest! The Center is proud to be a part of R & W Rope's annual event. For more information, visit https://rwrope.com/news/


May 8, 2017
  • Matthew Bryne in Concert: An Evening of Traditional Newfoundland Music

    May 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Byrne's repertoire is heavily influenced by his unique musical lineage. This tradition thrives on the song, the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody, and his music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements. His live performance offers honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals. His repertoire transcends time and place with traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic.

    Tickets are $12/members; $15/non-members. On sale now at the Center or purchase on line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2917300 The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street, in the heart of the National Park, and is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.

    Part of our performance series co-produced by the Center and the Community Economic Development Center.

    The program series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


May 11, 2017
  • Author Reading and Signing: Rachel Rowley Spaulding - AHA Night

    May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    How Art inspired a Book
    Author Rachel Rowley Spaulding will share how Arthur Moniz's painting of the F/V Ellen Marie inspired her to learn more about the vessel. She wrote her book, In Search of Ellen Marie, during her search which culminated in a love for the fishing community in New Bedford. Presentation will be followed by a Q & A and book signing.

    Free admission!


May 13, 2017
  • Volunteer Training

    May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    We are seeking new volunteers to assist with various programs and events as well as day to day operations.

    There are many volunteer opportunities. You might:

    • Welcome visitors
    • Staff the reception area and gift shop
    • Assist with educational programs
    • Conduct research
    • Help with special events
    • Lead walking tours of the working waterfront

    Knowledge of the commercial fishing industry helpful but not necessary.

    Volunteers are needed during Center operating hours (Thursday-Sunday 10:00 - 4:00) and for occasional evening programs and special events. Volunteer hours are flexible and can be scheduled according to your availability and particular area of interest. We are also looking for those who are able to make a weekly commitment of 3 hours.

    For more information or to sign up for the training, please call (508) 993-8894 or email operations@fishingheritagecenter.org.


  • Scanning Day

    May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    We invite the public to bring their fishing related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. NBFHC staff and volunteers will scan your materials and record any information you share about what you bring. You will leave with your originals along with a digital copy on a flash drive. We are working to create a digital archive of these materials which will be made available to researchers and the public. These documents will help us to tell the story of the fishing industry. This event is free and open to the public.


May 19, 2017
  • Fishing for Knowledge: SMAST researchers - Dock-U-Mentaries

    May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

    Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for Fishing For Knowledge. Researchers from the UMass Dartmouth SMAST’s Department of Fisheries Oceanography will present ongoing cooperative fisheries research. In the National Park Theater.
    Free admission.