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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

Dock-u-mentaries: Women Working in the Commercial Fisheries in Point Judith, Rhode Island

While over the years a few women have successfully worked as commercial fishermen out of…

Cribbage Tournament

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

Stories of Immigration Scanning Day

Community members are encouraged to bring in any photographs, documents, or objects related to their…

Dock-u-mentaries: Mark Sweitzer: Lobstering on the Erica Knight

Mark’s first job in the fisheries - unloading the day’s catch from vessels returning to…

Matthew Byrne in Concert

Matthew Byrne is a traditional singer, storyteller, & guitarist from Newfoundland. Storytelling through song is…

Golden Lane in Concert

Known for lively, interactive performances, Golden Lane plays traditional Irish dance music. The Southeastern Massachusetts…

“Coastin’ Through Decorative Knots” Class

This class is sold out! Email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org with any questions. Learn about the history of…

Stories of Immigration Scanning Day

Our upcoming gallery exhibits will tell stories of immigration and cultural heritage in New Bedford…

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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