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Whaling Museum Receives Federal Grant To Restore Painting

The largest painting in the country will be getting some much needed preservation.

The Whaling Museum has received a $50,000 grant to restore the Purrington-Russel Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World through the National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program.

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Henry,flickr
Henry,flickr

Whaling Museum Heads To Cape Verde

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is looking to have a permanent presence in Cape Verde.

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Whaling in Japan 1993 / Photo by Mark Votier/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Whaling in Japan 1993 / Photo by Mark Votier/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Industrialized Whalers Kill 3 Million Whales in 20th Century

Two scientists for NOAA Fisheries and a Science Director for the New Bedford Whaling Museum have worked together to determine the number of whales killed during industrial whale hunts in the 20th century

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Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM
Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM

U.S. Ambassador To Iceland Visits Southcoast

The U.S.Ambassador to Iceland says there are ways institutions here can benefit from working with entities in Iceland.

Robert Barber says UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford's fishing industry might benefit from working with the IOC, the Iceland Ocean Cluster, which is looking to use 100% of fish to create valuable products

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Facebook/New Bedford Whaling Museum
Facebook/New Bedford Whaling Museum

Chapter Closes On 19th Moby Dick Marathon In New Bedford

An historic claim to fame for New Bedford was relived over the weekend through the Moby Dick Marathon.

The epic novel by Herman Melville endured it's 19th annual readthrough at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, with readers like City Councilor Joseph Lopes trudging through nearly 25 hours of text

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

$160K In Funding For Arts And History In New Bedford

Over $160,000 in state grant money will be flowing into downtown New Bedford. The grants are being awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and were announced by State Representative Antonio Cabral

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Paul Marotta/Getty Images
Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Montigny Works To Bring Boston Pops To New Bedford

One of the nation's premiere orchestras could soon be performing in New Bedford.

As part of an economic development bill, State Senator Mark Montigny has introduced provisions that would make funding possible for the

Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Officials take part in ground breaking ceremony at Whaling Museum
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Officials take part in ground breaking ceremony at Whaling Museum

Ground Broken At Site Of Whaling Museum Addition

The construction of the Whaling Museum's newest addition is officially underway.

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TSM- City on a Hill admission lottery
TSM- City on a Hill admission lottery

Students Win The Lottery For Charter School

Over 100 students were selected to attend the newest charter school to open up in New Bedford. Officials of the City on a Hill Charter School pulled the names of 128 8th-graders Thursday afternoon during an admission lottery at the Whaling Museum

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Copyright 2013 Crown Media, Inc./Photographer: Annette Brown

Positive Changes in Race Relations Made in Last 50 Years [VIDEO]

My family was transferred from Washington Heights in New York City to Hot Springs, Ark. in 1966. Race relations in this country were terrible.

I saw blatant discrimination first hand, and lived through some of the most challenging years when African - Americans were not only discriminated against, but loathed by some white people and loved by other white people. A lot has changed in the last 50 years, and for the better.

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