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

Nov
14
Thu
Legacies of Innovation @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Legacies of Innovation @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center for a panel discussion by and about local innovators and their impacts on the fishing industry. This event is part of a series of programs for the Center’s latest exhibit, F/V Innovation, which explores the evolution of vessels and gear and pays tribute to individuals whose innovations propelled the commercial fishing industry into the modern era.

Stop by the Fishing Heritage Center beginning at 5:00pm to explore the latest exhibit, F/V Innovation. The program begins at 6:00pm.

This program takes place during November’s AHA! Night and is free and open to the public.

Nov
15
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: The Defection of Simas Kudirka @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: The Defection of Simas Kudirka @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center

In 1970, Russian radio operator Simas Kudirka jumps aboard the deck of a U.S. Coast Guard ship in Martha’s Vineyard and announces his intention to defect. But, because of a quirk in American law, the sympathetic Coast Guard officers are unable to offer him political asylum, and watch as Kudirka’s fellow crew members forcibly return him to his ship. Based on a true story, this Emmy Award winning movie starring Alan Arkin explores that fate of Kudirka after his attempt to defect.

The screening will take place at the National Park Theater (33 William Street, New Bedford). The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Nov
16
Sat
Model Boat Building Demonstration with Keith Richards @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Model Boat Building Demonstration with Keith Richards @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Keith Richards has been building model boats for almost forty years, and is currently working on his first fishing boat model. This model is a mid-1940s, wooden hull Eastern Rig dragger built in Thomaston, Maine named Priscilla V. On the afternoon of November 16th, Richards will be at the Fishing Heritage Center to work on and talk about this new model.

This event is included with admission to the Fishing Heritage Center.

 

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!

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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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