New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center has reopened. The Center’s hours are Thurs.–Sun., 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be limited to 10 guests at a time, social distancing protocols will be followed, and masks will be required.
Our reopening also marks the launch of our latest exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration. The Port of New Bedford has long drawn immigrants from around the world. Despite differences in language and culture, a highly-valued fishing industry developed, drawing on the strengths of immigrants from all over the world, including Norway, Cape Verde, Guatemala, Nova Scotia, Vietnam, and Portugal. We Came to Fish explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront.
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.
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