The Town of Fairhaven has a long and rich history that dates back hundreds of years.  Fairhaven's Office of Tourism, headed by Chris Richard, is sharing some of that history with local residents and visitors with two special programs.

One of the programs is called "Pirates and Privateers."  It happens on Fridays at the Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven, and is geared to young children.  The program features presentations and some re-creations about those who roamed the waters off Southeastern Massachusetts in the seventeen and 1800's.

The Fairhaven Office of Tourism also offers historic tours focusing on the life of Fairhaven native Henry Huttleston Rogers, his businesses and wealth, and the many buildings he left behind that are still in use today.

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Those tours are conducted on Tuesdays by Robert Foster and Thursdays by Chris Richard.  Townsquare Sunday host Jim Phillips spoke with Richard about the Tourism Office, the legacy of Henry Huttleston Rogers, and "Pirates and Privateers." The interview can be heard here:

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