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Steppin’ Out On A Sunday Afternoon

The New Bedford Historical Society Hosts  Steppin’ Out on a Sunday Afternoon.  Join the New Bedford Historical Society for our annual fundraiser on Sunday, May 17 from 3 – 8 PM. Held at the Hawthorne Country Club, there will be music in three rooms by Elan Trotman, Cabo Verdean music by Mont Cara, and Lady […]

Cape Verdeans Recount Ancestor’s Journey to the U.S.

With grateful hearts, Cape Verdeans recount ancestors’ journey to U.S. By SIMÓN RIOS srios@s-t.com April 27, 2014 12:00 AM NEW BEDFORD — Julius Britto and Salah Mattos have known each other for the better part of four decades, two Cape Verdeans hailing from SouthCoast. But not until noontime Saturday would they realize they shared the same […]

CPA Act at Annual Meeting October 8

Community Preservation Act is the Focus of   New Bedford Historical Society Annual Meeting The public is invited to attend the New Bedford Historical Society’s 18th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM in the 3rd floor conference room of the New Bedford Free Public Library. The meeting will include a report to […]

The Veteran’s Legacy

Press release  October 19, 2014 The Veteran’s Legacy: A Documentation and Preservation Workshop We all know the old question, “What did you do in the war, Daddy?” In 2014 we are commemorating events from several wars in our nation’s past—some, like the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War I, whose last veterans […]

Celebrate Sonia Sanchez’s 80th Birthday

Join the members of the Historical as we celebrate the legacy of Sonia Sanchez on her 80th birthday. Poets Everett Hoagland, Iva Brito, Pat Gomes and Amanda DeGrace will share their  personal connections to Sonia as a writer, poet, activist, founding member of the Black Arts and Black Studies Movement and her impact on our lives.

Documentation and Preservation Workshop

This workshop will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 2:30 – 4:30 PM at the Corson Building on 33 William Street. Learn how to care for family papers and how to document the service of the veterans of our foreign wars.  The event is free and open to the public.    

Manuel ” Mannie” Edward Costa, Sr.

  Manuel “Mannie” Edward Costa, Sr. Manuel “Mannie” Edward Costa, Sr. was born on March 9, 1918 in New Bedford, Massachusetts on the corner of Canon St and the Acushnet Ave which has since been changed to the Manuel E. Costa Sr. Memorial Way. His parents, Eduardo Gomes Costa and Maria Santos Oliveira Costa were […]

Summer Sunset Cruise

Join the members of the New Bedford Historical Society for a fun evening on the Cuttyhunk Ferry. Help support our programs and the restoration work of the Nathan and Mary Johnson House.

Johnson House Tours, July 3, 2014

Tours to be offered at three historic buildings During the Charles W. Morgan Homecoming, three of the city’s old­est historic buildings will be open to the public. From 1 to 4 p.m. on July 3, vol­unteer members of each organi­zation will be offering free tours of the Nathan and Polly Johnson House, the Spring Street […]