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Local Collaboration on History Project

There's some good news for a local history project that's been announced. The New Bedford Port Society and New Bedford Whaling Museum have entered into an agreement that leases the ground floor of the Port Society-owned Mariners' Home to the Museum for the display of Museum artifacts related to local maritime history...

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Joseph P. Lopes/Twitter

Ground Broken for Complete Restoration of Seaman’s Bethel, Mariner’s Home

Two of the City's oldest buildings are now undergoing renovations.

Local officials and historical preservationists gathered in front of the storied Seaman's Bethel and Mariner's Home Complex on Johnny Cake Hill to break ground on the $2...

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Looking For Permanent Home

One of the people behind the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center says the facility will be more than a museum.

Executive Director Laura Orleans tells WBSM News, "the fishing industry is alive and while it faces its challenges, they are not ready to be relegated to a glass case...

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Formed, Will Open In 2016

Commercial fishing in New Bedford, past and present, will be the focus of a new Downtown attraction coming in 2016.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center has been formed, and Laura Orleans of the Working Waterfront Festival has been named Executive Director...

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Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM
Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM

Cultural Council Grant Boosts Seaman’s Bethel Project

Members of the Mass. Cultural Council joined local officais on Monday at the Seaman's Bethel to celebrate the Council's decision to designate more than $2 million for projects on the Southcoast...

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Seamen’s Bethel Renovations

 

Two historic New Bedford buildings, including one made famous in Herman Melville's ``Moby-Dick,'' are a step closer to being renovated.

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Restoration Planned For Seamen’s Bethel And Mariner’s Home

 

The New Bedford Port Society and the Waterfront Historic Area League are working on a plan to restore and make accessible both the Seaman's Bethel and the Mariner's Home. 
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