New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Working Waterfront Festival Returns
The Working Waterfront Festival returns to the working piers of New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  This free, family friendly event celebrates the history and culture of New England's commercial fishing industry in a way …
Popular Festival Needs Support
It was sad news to hear the Working Waterfront Festival will become a biennial event. For 12 years, this unique attraction brought visibility to the commercial fishing industry and provided a the industry an opportunity to tell its story to the public...
Students Net Local Knowledge
Alma del Mar Charter School fourth graders are getting  first-hand knowledge of our local commercial fishing industry with the help from the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Since March, Executive Director Laura Orleans has been a “scholar in residence,” tea…