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Stories Of Immigration Scanning Day

Stories of Immigration Scanning Day

When:
January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2020-01-11T10:00:00-05:00
2020-01-11T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Cost:
Free
Contact:
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
508-993-8894

Our upcoming gallery exhibits will tell stories of immigration and cultural heritage in New Bedford and the fishing industry. We are interested in photographs, objects, or documents that tell stories of what life and work was like in your country of origin, what brought you to New Bedford, and what it was like to immigrate to this area. Bring any photographs, documents, or objects related to these topics to be scanned and documented by Fishing Heritage Center staff and volunteers. They will help us tell a more complete story of immigration and cultural heritage in New Bedford’s working waterfront.

These upcoming exhibits will be will be supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Commonwealth Initiative.

On the second Saturday of every month, the Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The Center is 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.

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38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-993-8894

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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