Laura Orleans

Another Side Of Fishing
Interviews will begin this fall in New Bedford with workers in shore-side industries that support commercial fishing.
The work is being done by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, on behalf of the Library of Congress which is funding the project...
Learning Ways Of the Sea
The story of New Bedford's Commercial Fishing Industry is now being told at a new attraction in the city's Historic District. The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is located at 38 Bethel Street, and held its Grand Opening on Saturday...
Digitizing History
Fishing families in New Bedford may want to start going through photo albums and other mementos in preparation for a large undertaking by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center.
The Heritage Center has been awarded a $12,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, which will allow the Center to…
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...
Celebration Of Fishing
Lots going on this weekend in New Bedford. The 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival is Saturday and Sunday.  The Festival is a celebration of the Commercial Fishing Industry.
Organizer Laura Orleans says a new event this year is a fishing gear fashion show...
Fishing Heritage Center
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...
New Attraction Downtown
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...