On Thursday, May 14th, the Fishing Heritage Center will launch our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration,” with a concert celebrating cultural traditions. Join us at 7:00pm via Facebook Live for a virtual concert featuring local musicians Ana Vinagre, Candida Rose, and Johan Gundersen who will present songs from and about Portugal, Cape Verde, and Norway. This event takes place on May’s Virtual AHA! Night. Click here to visit our Facebook page.
“We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration” 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.
The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils.