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Presenting the story of New Bedford’s fishing community to the world

In 2020, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center created a strategic plan to identify goals and objectives for the next 3-5 years.

Click here to read the Center’s Strategic Plan.


Because of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, the public understands and appreciates New Bedford’s commercial fishing community. The Center is a must-see attraction for visitors to the city and all New Bedford Public School students visit at least once during their K-12 career. The Center is financially-stable and has a long-term facility that is adequate to the scope of its programs including space for a library/archive, theater, classroom, galleries, and a commercial kitchen.


Presenting an authentic story

Celebrating diversity

Fostering respect

Educating the public

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