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We invite you to become a member of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center!

Help us to preserve and present the story of the fishing industry past, present and future.

Any individual membership of $100+ receives this limited edition hat or Finest Kind DVD!

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.

Our members…

provide vital operating support that enables us to preserve and present the story of the fishing community. We thank you on behalf of the children we serve, the community we engage, and the many members and visitors who benefit from your generous gift.

Your Membership Supports:

  • Exhibits
  • Public programs
  • School Programs and a Free Summer Camp
  • Walking tours of the working waterfront
  • Community oral history projects
  • An archive of fishing community history
  • Meeting space for the fishing community

Membership Benefits:

AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Free Admission to the Center
  • 10% discount at museum store
  • Discounted admission to Center programs
  • Invitations to member events
  • Our monthly e-newsletter
  • A free subscription to “Mug Up,” our bi-annual printed newsletter

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

  • Student/Senior – $25
  • Individual – $35
  • Family – $50
  • Friend – $100
  • Patron – $250
  • Sustainer – $500
  • Benefactor – $1000+

Are you a fisherman, Captain, or vessel owner? Do you own a local business?

Contact us to learn more about how to support New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center with a vessel or corporate membership.

Learn more about what we do

New Bedford’s Working Waterfront, a Virtual Illustrated Talk by Phil Mello

Join us (virtually!) on Thursday, April 9th for an illustrated talk by photographer Phil Mello. Phil has…

We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration Exhibit Opening and Concert

Join us for the opening of our latest exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came…

Volunteer Orientation Event

Interested in volunteering with the Fishing Heritage Center? Join the crew! From 8:30 - 10:00…

Remembering Fish Mary

Mary Stanley, known as Fish Mary, was a figure on the New Bedford waterfront and the…

“Coastin’ Through Decorative Knots” Class

Learn about the history of decorative knots and how to make them yourself with artist…

Lobster Days- School Vacation Week

Stop by the Fishing Heritage Center on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st from…

Working on the Waterfront: An Illustrated Talk by Phil Mello

Photographer Phil Mello will present, "Working on the Waterfront: Stories Behind the Images," an illustrated…

Cribbage Tournament

Break out your boards and sign up now for our Cribbage Tournament! This will be…

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductable as allowed by law.

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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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