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Digging Into History

An Archaeological Dig At Abolition Row Park Saturday & Sunday 11/4-11/18 9am-noon & 1pm-4pm The ultimate goal of the Dig is to discover, recover and interpret any artifacts associated with the Thornton House. The NBHS is delighted to have Craig Chartier, of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project, as the managing archaeologist on the dig. If […]


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 […]