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Virtual Dock-u-mentaries- A Sigh And A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes

Virtual Dock-u-mentaries- A Sigh and A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes

September 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Hannah Mooney

Tune in for our September Dock-u-mentary screening, A Sigh and A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes. Click here to join the ZOOM Meeting. We will screen the film directly on the ZOOM Meeting.

Renowned folklorist Helen Creighton single-handedly compiled North America’s largest collection of folklore and music, much of which would have disappeared forever if not for her tenacity, collecting stories and songs from the Gaelic singers of Cape Breton, French Acadians, the Mi’kmaw, and the Black communities of Nova Scotia. Her name became a household word throughout the fishing villages, towns, and farms, Ironically, in collecting legends, Creighton became one herself.

This talk is a part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration.” This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

Thank you to BankFive for supporting our film series.



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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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