First Scanning Day of 2018

New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host Scanning Day on Saturday January 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Scanning Day is an opportunity for the public to share and preserve a digital image of their fishing industry photographs, documents, and other records for future generations.

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.  This event is free and open to the public.

If you have a collection you would like to contribute to the Center’s digital archive and you are not able to attend Scanning Day, please call (508)993-8894 or email Center staff at to make an appointment to have your collection scanned. Future dates for Scanning Day are February 10, March 10 and April 14, 2018.