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Aug
13
Thu
IRL AHA! Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
IRL AHA! Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Stop by the Fishing Heritage Center for an IRL AHA! Night from 5:30pm- 7:30pm! Check out the latest gallery exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration and enjoy live music in the Center’s parking lot featuring “Traditional Music from Ireland and the Canadian Maritimes” with Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell on fiddle, John MacDonald on guitar and banjo, and Colin Everett on Irish uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, and whistle.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about AHA! Night by clicking here.

The number of guests inside the Center is limited to 10 at a time. Masks are required for entry to the parking lot and the Center. Click here to see the Center’s COVID-19 Safety policies.

Aug
15
Sat
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedfords history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.

Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Guests are encouraged to wear masks.

Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.

Aug
21
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Seadrift @ ZOOM
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Seadrift @ ZOOM

Save the date for our August Dock-u-mentaries film, Seadrift. Following the virtual screening on ZOOM, we will be joined by filmmaker Tim Tsai for a discussion of the film. Click here to join the ZOOM Meeting.

If you are interested in watching the film but cannot make the virtual screening, please contact Hannah at programs@fishingheritagecenter.org.

In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, TX. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and ignites a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese arrival in the U.S., Seadrift is a feature documentary that examines the circumstances that led up to the shooting and its dramatic aftermath, and reveals the unexpected consequences that continue to reverberate today. Click here to watch the trailer for Seadrift.

Thank you to BankFive for supporting our film series.

Aug
22
Sat
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedfords history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.

Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Guests are encouraged to wear masks.

Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.

Aug
29
Sat
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedfords history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.

Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Guests are encouraged to wear masks.

Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.

Sep
5
Sat
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedford’s history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.

Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.

Sep
10
Thu
Baile de la Conquista Performance @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Baile de la Conquista Performance @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Stop by the Fishing Heritage Center for an outdoor performance of “Baile de la Conquista.” This traditional Mayan dance from Guatemala will take place in our parking lot. Masks and social distancing are required. Click here to learn more about this dance tradition.

This event takes place on September’s AHA! Night. It is part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration. This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront.

Sep
12
Sat
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedford’s history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.

Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.

Sep
18
Fri
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries- A Sigh and A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes @ ZOOM
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries- A Sigh and A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes @ ZOOM

Tune in for our September Dock-u-mentary screening, A Sigh and A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes. Click here to join the ZOOM Meeting. We will screen the film directly on the ZOOM Meeting.

Renowned folklorist Helen Creighton single-handedly compiled North America’s largest collection of folklore and music, much of which would have disappeared forever if not for her tenacity, collecting stories and songs from the Gaelic singers of Cape Breton, French Acadians, the Mi’kmaw, and the Black communities of Nova Scotia. Her name became a household word throughout the fishing villages, towns, and farms, Ironically, in collecting legends, Creighton became one herself.

This talk is a part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration.” This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

Thank you to BankFive for supporting our film series.

Sep
19
Sat
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of the Fishing Industry Walking Tour @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedford’s history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.

Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.

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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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