Break out your boards and sign up now for our Cribbage Tournament! This will be a points-based tournament, so those who score the most points will win gift cards to Oxford Creamery and the Fishing Heritage Center gift shop — plus bragging rights! Chowder will be provided by Oxford Creamery.
Reserve your spot for free using the Brown Paper Tickets link or by calling the Center at 508-993-8894.
Matthew Byrne is a traditional singer, storyteller, & guitarist from Newfoundland. Storytelling through song is a fundamental duty of traditional music and Matthew Byrne does this brilliantly. His repertoire has been shaped by his musical upbringing and Byrne supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room.
Tickets are $12/Members, $15/General Public. Buy your tickets at the Brown Paper Tickets link or by calling the Center at 508-993-8894.
Mary Stanley, known as Fish Mary, was a figure on the New Bedford waterfront and the only female lumper in the 1950s and 1960s. Members of Fish Mary’s family and lumpers and fishermen who worked with her will share stories of her life and work.
This program takes place on AHA! Night and is free and open to the public.
Community members are encouraged to bring in any photographs, documents, or objects related to their own stories of immigration or enduring cultural heritage traditions. Such items will help inform and may be used in the Center’s upcoming exhibits on immigration and cultural heritage in New Bedford’s working waterfront. Fishing Heritage Center staff and volunteers 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.
If you cannot attend “Stories of Immigration Scanning Day” but would like to have your collection scanned, please call (508) 993-8894 to make an appointment.
The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and Dartmouth, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Council grants.
While over the years a few women have successfully worked as commercial fishermen out of Point Judith, Rhode Island, the industry has overwhelmingly been dominated by men. As with other traditional industries throughout the country, tightening labor markets and a dwindling supply of men willing to commit to heavy work has created opportunities for women. This film follows a handful of women now working in the industry through a typical day on deck or on the factory floor. This film is part of a larger series documenting the commercial fishery in Point Judith for the Library of Congress. Filmmaker Markham Starr will speak briefly about the film and answer any audience questions.
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.