The following events are offered virutally by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Visit fishingheritage center.org or email programs@ fishingheritagecenter.org.
Exhibit Launch and Virtual Concert: Thursday, 5/14, 7:00pm- 8:00pm
On Thursday, May 14th, the Fishing Heritage Center will launch our latest exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration, with a concert celebrating cultural traditions. Join us at 7:00pm via Facebook Live for a virtual concert featuring local musicians Ana Vinagre, Candida Rose, and Johan Gundersen who will present songs from and about Portugal, Cape Verde, and Norway. Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NBFishingHeritageCenter/
This event takes place on May’s Virtual AHA! Night: https://ahanewbedford.org
We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.
The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils.
Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story
Friday, 5/15, 7:30pm
Join us (virtually!) at 7:30pm on Friday, May 15th for a discussion of our May Dock-u-mentary film, Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story. Connect to our Zoom call (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82520526288?pwd=RmdsQXF2U0FpOXpjeFdCSGhUR0dvQT09) at 7:30pm for a discussion of the film and of Norwegian immigration; Password is 737244.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qhrSGT1Akg&t=4s to watch Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story on Youtube anytime before the discussion at 7:30pm.
Kaare Ness is a true pioneer of the modern fishing industry. Born in Norway on the island of Karmøy in 1928, he began his fishing career at an early age when World War II interrupted his education. Due to diminishing stocks in Norway, Ness emigrated to the United States. He tried his luck with scallops on the East Coast before heading to the wild waters of Alaska and shifting his focus to the burgeoning industry of king crab fishing. Ness co-founded Trident Seafoods with his business partner, Chuck Bundrant. Together they developed one of the largest and most successful fishing companies along the West Coast, reaching from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands. Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii is the story of a Norwegian immigrant who truly lived the American dream.
Thank you to BankFive for their support of our Dock-u-mentaries Film Series.
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. For more information, visit the Center’s website at fishingheritagecenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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