5th Anniversary Celebration

June 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel Street
Hannah Mooney
5th Anniversary Celebration @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

This summer, we are celebrating the Center’s five-year anniversary and the official grand opening of More than a Job with an event on June 26th! Watch demonstrations of model boat making and other industry skills. Enjoy live music featuring the Rum Soaked Crooks. Plus make and take activities for the kids. A speaking program at noon will feature remarks by elected officials including Congressman Bill Keating, Representative Antonio Cabral, and a keynote address by Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities. The celebration is free and open to the public.

Funding for “More than a Job: Work and Community in New Bedford’s Fishing Industry” is provided by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and significant support from Bristol County Savings Bank. Major in-kind support for this exhibit was provided by Fairhaven Shipyard and Blue Fleet Welding.

Also on view- “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration” is 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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