Feb
21
Thu
School Vacation Week Activities @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
School Vacation Week Activities @ 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.

Feb
22
Fri
School Vacation Week Activities @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
School Vacation Week Activities @ 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.

Feb
28
Thu
Fishing Industry Trivia Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fishing Industry Trivia Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Tease your brain!
Bring a team or join one here, questions will pertain to the commercial fishing industry but be player friendly. 5 chances to win, $5 beers, $5 admission!
Sponsored by Chris’ Electronics Corp. and Moby Dick Brewing Co.

Mar
2
Sat
Unusual Catches Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Unusual Catches Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

New England’s fishermen harvest millions of pounds of seafood each year. Anyone who has fished for any length of time has a story about something unexpected that came up in the net. From bottles, pottery, and tools to bones, fossils and even bombs, remarkable objects are continuously pulled up from the deep.

Visit us on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00pm-4:00pm while a team of maritime archeologists are at the Center examining treasures from the deep.

CALLING ALL FISHERMEN!

Have you found unexpected items in your nets or dredges and don’t know what they are? If so, bring them in and a team of maritime archeologists will be at the Center to examine your artifacts and possibly solve the mystery!

For more information please contact the Center at 508-993-8894 or email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org.

Mar
7
Thu
Concert: Eddie Dillon, Tom Kennedy and Joe Zajac @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Concert: Eddie Dillon, Tom Kennedy and Joe Zajac @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

“Irish Songs of the Sea” features Eddie Dillon, Tom Kennedy and Joe Zajac, known for their many years of concerts, festivals and performances at many, many Irish bars. This performance will highlight Irish maritime music. From whalers’ chanteys to contemporary ballads, they are borrowing from their Irish roots to present an exciting evening of song, wit and story.

Eddie Dillon is a singer songwriter, raconteur and guitarist known for his wit and compositions that embrace the acutely sensitive while paying homage to the American catalog of musical comedy.

Tom Kennedy and Joe Zajac have been performing around the Northeast for more than thirty years. Their music encompasses a number of different musical styles including Irish and American folk, bluegrass, country, and old-time rock and roll. Those various musical influences are reflected in the instruments they play: guitar, banjo, mandolin, pennywhistle, and harmonica.

Tickets: $15/Member price: $12, purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

 

Mar
9
Sat
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 9 @ 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.

Mar
14
Thu
AHA! Night at the NBFHC: WSI 2018 Video Competition Winners @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AHA! Night at the NBFHC: WSI 2018 Video Competition Winners @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will screen the winning films of the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry’s 2018 Video competition. These short films document lives of women in several segments of the seafood industry (fishing, fishfarming, processing, retailing, marketing).

Puntada Invisible produced by FUNDAMAR and directed by Henry Robusto
This video brought out the most clearly how women play important but undervalued roles in the fishing industry, and are affected by health hazards in these roles – as well as being affected by the decline in the industry. This was a very clear message delivered by an authentic voice of a woman doing her work. She was able to make really complex and important points very effectively by just talking about her life, her work and her understanding of the situation.

Mujeres del Mar del Cortés
This video, narrated by a selection of women’s voices, brings to life the underlying values and motivating principles behind a women’s co-operative. Women’s coops are covered by a few other films, but this one stood out as it clearly expressed the need for a better understanding of the environment and ecological sustainability, based on a commitment to the future of both their community and the local environment.

Girls who Fish in Petty Harbour
This video addresses the question of challenging male-dominated stereotypes and the need to encourage women to participate in fishing. Challenging male stereotypes is covered by several of the films, but what made this one stand out was how it was able to also link to the importance of proactively encouraging women to take on fishing roles, so it is not just a few individual women, but becomes seen as normal for women to share in these roles. A great exampleof empowering young women to get on the water and to join commercial fisheries.

The Invisible Hands Produced and directed by Shrayansh Pandey and Shrinkhla Pandey
See how Ratna and other fishing families are so proactive in expanding their business via grants and setting up the Fish Nutri Carts! Very inspiring where women with imagination, and courage are paving new ways to mitigate their financial troubles.

Mar
15
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Ruthie B, Ruthie B @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Ruthie B, Ruthie B @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

The story of Bill and Ruth Blount, the last fishing family on Nantucket: their struggles to stay afloat financially. The film provides an intimate portrait of a fishing family. Recently Bill and Ruth have relocated to New Bedford, and both will be attending the screening to answer questions following the film.

Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.