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Searching For Ye Oldest Tavern Locally
I was reading a Boston Globe article about three different establishments laying claim to being the oldest bar in Boston, and it got me thinking about the same question on the South Coast.
After all, in an area where the Quakers had a stronghold, it would be interesting to find out if Abe Lincoln, Na…
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 …
Mugged on Bikes
Two men report being mugged along New Bedford's waterfront Thursday night.
Det. Lt. John Chaves says the two men were riding their bicycles to work Thursday night near the 200 block of Herman Melville Boulevard when two men rode up in a car beside them, got out, and threatened the victims at kni…
In The Heart Of The Sea
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is proud to locally premiere what promises to be a great motion picture, In The Heart Of The Sea. In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the Nantucket Whaleship Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size …
Moby Dick Marathon
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.…