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A Family Celebration of Freedom & Diversity Saturday June 17, 2017 1-4pm FREE

Abolition Row Park Public Hearing

Abolition Row Park Public Hearing  Thursday 5/4, 5:30 PM  Friends Meeting House  83 Spring Street Join the members of the New Bedford Historical Society and the New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches as we share a new vision for Seventh Street that will center around the development of Abolition Row Park.  The proposed park will […]

NBAM Exhibit A Powerful Reminder

“Global Voices for Social Justice / Art as Activism,” the current exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks! (co-sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society) offers a broad window into the power of images, as seen through political posters, buttons and comic books, as well as the enduring historical import of archival photojournalism. […]

Ribboncutting at Cuff Slocum Community Solar Farm

At a ribboncutting Thursday, CEC officially designated its Westport project as The Cuff Slocum Community Solar Farm, named for a freed slave named Cuff Slocum who owned a home and farmland on the property. Lee Blake, president of the New Bedford Historical Society and a descendant of Cuff Slocum, joined state and local officials to […]

Call For Posters Global Voices For Social Justice: An Art As Activism Exhibit

Call for Posters Global Voices for Social Justice: Art as Activism Exhibit Co-sponsors, New Bedford Historical Society and New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks September 30 – November 18, 2016 Like many communities, New Bedford has a rich history of political protests and calls for action rooted in a legacy of inequality and social and economic injustice. From […]


A Family Celebration of Freedom & Diversity Saturday June 18, 2-5pm FREE