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.
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.
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.