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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 new 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:


  • 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


  • 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 manage a local business?

Download the 2020 Corporate Membership form

Download the Vessel membership form

Contact us to learn more about how to support New Bedford Fishing  Heritage Center with a vessel or corporate membership. | 508-993-8894

See a list of our current Corporate Supporters here

See a list of our current Vessel Members here

Learn more about what we do

dNB’s Holiday Stroll

December 4, 2021 • 12-5 PM The FHC is a stop on Downtown New Bedford's…

December Dock-U-Mentaries: Open Line

December 17, 2021 • 7 PM • Zoom Directed by Andres Camacho, Open Line (2019)…

AHA! Night

AHA! Night December 9, 2021 • 5-8 PM The Center is open free of charge.…

Mid-Day Mug Up – Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. VIRTUAL TALK Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk by award…

A Fish Story – Film Screening

IN PERSON FILM SCREENING at the Center A Fish Story is the tale of two…

Women in Fisheries Science Then & Now

VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION Women in Fisheries Science - Then and Now. Five women will share…

On Deck: An Online Auction to Benefit New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Commercial Fishing Women in Monuments and Murals

Join us for Commercial Fishing Women in Monuments and Murals, a virtual program highlighting several…

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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