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Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Activities at New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Activities at New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Stop by the Center for ornament making, work from local artists, and 10% off your purchases in our gift shop! Salty Santa will be making a visit to the Center from 1:00pm- 4:00pm for a special story time!

Admission is free this day.

Dec
12
Thu
December AHA! Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December AHA! Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Enjoy a Holiday Sing-along with Jeff Angeley of Southcoast Lessons from 6:00pm- 7:00pm! There will also be hot cocoa, ornament making, and 10% off your purchase in the gift shop! This event is free and open to the public.

Dec
14
Sat
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The Center is working to create a digital archive of these materials which will be made available to researchers and the public. These documents will help us to tell the story of the fishing industry.

Dec
19
Thu
Scallops and Beer Night @ Moby Dick Brewing Co.
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm
Scallops and Beer Night @ Moby Dick Brewing Co.

We’re partnering with Moby Dick Brewing Co. for a Scallops and Beer Night! Enjoy a variety of scallop specials and suggested beer pairings at Moby Dick Brewing Co. on December 19th. 15% of the sales from these scallop specials will go towards the Fishing Heritage Center!

Dec
20
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Dories to Draggers: The Evolution of New Bedford’s Fishing Fleet, An Illustrated Talk by Paul Doucette @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Theater
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Dories to Draggers: The Evolution of New Bedford’s Fishing Fleet, An Illustrated Talk by Paul Doucette @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Theater

Author Paul Doucette was born and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the youngest son of Captain Louis Doucette, Jr., a New Bedford fisherman whose career spanned fifty years. His grandfather, Captain Louis Doucette, Sr., was one of the earliest proponents of the movement from dory fishing to trawling, a change which catapulted New Bedford to fishing prominence. Doucette will present an illustrated talk and share stories about the evolution of fishing vessels.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. The program is free and open to the public.

Jan
11
Sat
Model Boat Building Demonstration @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Model Boat Building Demonstration @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Model boat builder Bruce Gifford will be the Fishing Heritage Center to talk about the process of model making and to display a selection of his models. Learn about this intricate and detailed art form from an experienced maker! This program is included with admission to the Center.

Jan
17
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Tugboat Annie Sails Again @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Tugboat Annie Sails Again @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Join us for the first Dock-u-mentary of 2020, Tugboat Annie Sails AgainTugboat Annie Sails Again is the story of “Tugboat” Annie Brennan, skipper on the Narcissus, and her ongoing feud with arch-rival, Captain Bullwinkle.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. The program is free and open to the public.

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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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