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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: Seadrift

Save the date for our August Dock-u-mentaries film, Seadrift. Following the virtual screening, we will be joined…

Dock-u-mentaries: Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft

Join us on Zoom for our July Dock-u-mentaries screening and discussion of the film series, Working the…

Scallop Program- Something Fishy Camp

Join the Fishing Heritage Center for a virtual program all about scalloping! Learn about scallops,…

Lobster Program- Something Fishy Camp

New Bedford is the United States' most valuable fishing port! Join the Fishing Heritage Center…

Sea Creature Drawing Program- Something Fishy Camp

Join the Fishing Heritage Center and cartoonist, Steve Brosnihan, for a virtual program all about…

Maritime Music Program- Something Fishy Camp

Join the Fishing Heritage Center and musician and educator, Jim Bean, for a maritime music…

Fishing Program- Something Fishy Virtual Camp

New Bedford is the United States' most valuable fishing port! Join the Fishing Heritage Center…

Portuguese Foodways: Virtual Discussion with Maria Lawton and Milena Rodrigues

Tune into the Center's Facebook Live for a discussion with local cookbook authors Maria Lawton…

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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