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Dock-u-mentaries Update: For health and safety reasons, all Dock-u-mentaries will be presented virtually for the forseeable future. Films will be screened on ZOOM.

Thank you to BankFive for their support of our Dock-u-mentaries Series.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dock-U-Mentaries is open to the public and presented free of charge.

November 2020

Fra Gavel i nord til Skudeneshavn, From Karmøy to New Bedford

November 20th at 7:00pm

To join the ZOOM Meeting, use this link,

Fra Gavel i nord til Skudeneshavn, From Karmøy to New Bedford is about the Norwegian immigrants that traveled to New Bedford and Fairhaven in search of a better life. Many flourished and some became legends in both countries. Recorded in Mortholmen in Åkrehamn, Norway, Aleksander Hauge and Roger Pedersen use music and pictures to tell stories of the Norwegian immigrant experience. Sig Hansen, Johannes Solstad, and Jarle Nilsen, the Mayor of Karmøy, also appear. This film was made especially for the Fishing Heritage Center.

There are portions of this film that are in Norwegian without English subtitles.

This film screening is part of a series of programs related to our current gallery exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration. This exhibit explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Programs include film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks.

December 2020

Laurel & Hardy’s Towed in a Hole

December 18th at 7:00pm

It’s a busy time of year, so tune in for a quick and fun Virtual Dock-u-mentaries Screening of Laurel & Hardy’s Towed in a Hole (1932).  Join the ZOOM meeting by clicking this link,

Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too – but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task!



38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

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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