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A New Exhibit about New Bedford Fishing [Townsquare Sunday]

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Jim Phillips (April 9, 2021)

Restrictions are slowly being lifted and more COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, and the people running the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center are hopeful they’ll be welcoming more visitors this spring and summer to their 38 Bethel Street location.

When those visitors arrive, they can enjoy a new exhibit about New Bedford and its fishing industry.

The Center’s Executive Director, Laura Orleans joins Townsquare Sunday to discuss the new exhibit, entitled “More Than A Job: Work and Community in New Bedford’s Commercial Fishing Industry.”

The exhibit attempts to explain the culture of New Bedford and its connection to one of the world’s most dangerous professions.

A “soft” opening will take place this month, with a grand opening set for June 25-26.

Laura is also recruiting a new round of volunteers for the Fishing Heritage Center. She explains what those jobs entail. Her interview can be heard here:

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