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Nov
30
Sat
Holiday Activities at New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Activities at New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Stop by the Center during the City’s Holiday Stroll 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
5
Thu
Jon Campbell in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jon Campbell in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Join us Thursday, December 5th at 7:00pm for a concert by Jon Campbell! For the past 25 years Jon has been writing and performing music based on the wide range of experience available to those people living in coastal regions. This past year he was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.

Concert takes place at the Fishing Heritage Center. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $10/members, $12/non-members. Get yours at the Center’s giftshop, Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door.

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
6
Mon
“Coastin’ Through Decorative Knots” Class @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Coastin’ Through Decorative Knots" Class @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This class is sold out! Email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org with any questions.

Learn about the history of decorative knots and how to make them yourself with artist Alex Buchanan. Students will practice making basic knots and work their way to more complicated forms before making their own coasters to take home! Start the new year with a new skill!

Alex Buchanan is an artist and merchant marine who studied fine art at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Alex also served four years active duty and began his journeys at sea in the U.S. Coast Guard. He focuses on his maritime influences and conveys them as a visual language by layering literal and conceptual translations using related symbology. Click here to see his website and more of his work. 

$25/members, $30/ general public. All supplies are provided. The class is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Reserve your spot using the Brown Paper Tickets link, emailing programs@fishingheritagecenter.org, or calling the Center at 508-993-8894.

Jan
7
Tue
“Coastin’ Through Decorative Knots” Class @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Coastin' Through Decorative Knots" Class @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This class is sold out! Email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org with any questions.

Learn about the history of decorative knots and how to make them yourself with artist Alex Buchanan. Students will practice making basic knots and work their way to more complicated forms before making their own coasters to take home! Start the new year with a new skill!

Alex Buchanan is an artist and merchant marine who studied fine art at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Alex also served four years active duty and began his journeys at sea in the U.S. Coast Guard. He focuses on his maritime influences and conveys them as a visual language by layering literal and conceptual translations using related symbology. Click here to see his website and more of his work. 

$25/members, $30/ general public. All supplies are provided. The class is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Reserve your spot using the Brown Paper Tickets link, emailing programs@fishingheritagecenter.org, or calling the Center at 508-993-8894.

Jan
11
Sat
Stories of Immigration Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stories of Immigration Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Our upcoming gallery exhibits will tell stories of immigration and cultural heritage in New Bedford and the fishing industry. We are interested in photographs, objects, or documents that tell stories of what life and work was like in your country of origin, what brought you to New Bedford, and what it was like to immigrate to this area. Bring any photographs, documents, or objects related to these topics to be scanned and documented by Fishing Heritage Center staff and volunteers. They will help us tell a more complete story of immigration and cultural heritage in New Bedford’s working waterfront.

These upcoming exhibits will be will be supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Commonwealth Initiative.

On the second Saturday of every month, 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.

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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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