New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

38 Bethel St, New Bedford, Ma 02740, Usa
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Our missionPresenting the story of New Bedford’s fishing community to the world.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

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Welcome visitors. Staff the reception area and gift shop. Assist with educational programs. Conduct research. Help with special events.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Share Your Industry Skills and Knowledge

Lead walking tours of the working waterfront. Demonstrate industry skills (net mending, rigging, knot tying, etc.). Demonstrate maritime crafts (model making, marlinspike artistry, etc.). Talk with school groups or the public about your work and life.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpVolunteers are important for helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteers are needed during Center operating hours (Thursday-Sunday 10-4) and for occasional evening programs and special events.
About usIn order to accomplish our mission we engage the public during our hours of operation through exhibits, interactions with fishermen and fishing families, and special events. We host school groups during the week, participate in community events, and host a variety of off site events and programming. The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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