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Jul
13
Thu
Ongoing Exhibit: Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 13 2023 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 31 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Ongoing Gallery Exhibit: Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined

July 2023 – March 2024; New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford); Included with price of admission

We are excited to announce that we have extended Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined through March 2024! Now’s your chance to discover real-life deep sea creatures as well as sea monsters from myth and legend from around the world. This exhibit also showcases the talents of local artists including Brian Tillett (aka BB the Gun), Christina Jacobsen deVilliers, Erik Durant, Nina Mach, and Wendy and Tony Pires. Keep an eye on our online events calendar and social media pages for related programming including film screenings, presentations, and the return of Unusual Catch Day.
Mar
9
Sat
Unusual Catch Day – NEW DATE @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Program: Unusual Catch Day

Saturday, March 9 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | FHC (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) | FREE

An FHC tradition is back! Fish are not the only things that come up in a fisherman’s net. Fishermen routinely pull up a variety of objects, including glass bottles and fine china, wreckage from sunken ships, unexploded bombs, and even real life sea monsters! Stop by the Center on Saturday, March 9, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and bring your own unusual catches or view others’ at FHC’s version of Antiques Roadshow. Maritime archeologists will be on had to help shed light on these interesting finds. Public welcome!

Mar
14
Thu
March AHA! Night: Herstory @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March AHA! Night: Herstory

Thursday, March 14 | 6:00pm | FHC (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) | FREE

Celebrate Women’s History Month at FHC! Join us on March 14 to learn about Herstory, an intergenerational oral history project pairing high school and college students with older women with ties to New Bedford’s fishing community. Meet project participants and hear stories from the working waterfront, past and present.

Funding for Herstory is made possible through the generous support of the Association for the Relief of Aged Women and Women’s Fund SouthCoast.

Mar
15
Fri
March Dock-u-mentaries: Saving New England Fisheries @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

March Dock-u-mentaries: Saving New England Fisheries

Friday, March 15 | 7:00PM | New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street, New Bedford) | FREE

Join us for the final Dock-u-mentary film screening of the Fall/Winter series! Saving New England Fisheries is a 2016 documentary film that explores the rise and fall of the Atlantic Cod fishery in the Gulf of Maine, and follows the fishermen, scientists, environmentalists, and local restaurateurs who are fighting to save this famous New England species. Duration: 56 minutes.

Dock-u-mentaries are free and are hosted in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park auditorium at 33 William Street in Downtown New Bedford.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3SI5PT0

Questions? Contact programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894

Apr
11
Thu
Upcoming Exhibit: Swordfishing on the SouthCoast @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

Upcoming Gallery Exhibit: Stand Clear the Line: Swordfishing on the SouthCoast

April 2024 – September 2024 | New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) | Included with price of admission

Our next gallery exhibit will explore the fascinating world of commercial swordfishing. Swordfish have been an important fishery for New England for over 200 years, and this majestic fish continues to capture the imagination of fishermen from coast to coast. Explore the history of commercial swordfishing from the age of tall ships to modern times and discover the men and women who sailed in search of swordfish. This exhibit will feature models and decorated swordfish bills, photographs and video footage, and oral histories from some of Massachusetts’ swordfishing families. Stay tuned for more tie-in programs and events, including fishermen talks, film screenings, cooking classes, and more!

This exhibit and related programming are supported by grants from the DartmouthFairhavenMarionMattapoisettNew Bedford, and Westport Cultural Councils, as well as the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Apr
15
Mon
Go Fish April Vacation Camp @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Apr 15 – Apr 18 all-day

April Vacation Camp: Go Fish Camp

April 15 – April 18 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street, New Bedford) | Pre-registration required (see below for details)

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center are pleased to announce Go Fish Camp, a FREE camp opportunity during April school vacation week for New Bedford Public School students currently enrolled in the 4th grade. Campers will spend a week learning about four of New Bedford’s fisheries: groundfish, lobsters, scallops, and oysters through hands-on science demos, art activities, and field trips to FHC and the New Bedford waterfront. Camp will primarily take place at the National Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center (33 William Street).

Click here to apply for the 2024 Go Fish Camp!

Click here for a Spanish language application!

Click here for a Portuguese language application!

Applications should be delivered to: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740) by Friday, March 22. All New Bedford 4th graders are welcome to apply. Space will be limited to 18 campers. Campers will be selected through a lottery system and will be notified by Friday, March 29

Questions? Email Joe Ritter at programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894.

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