Frederick Douglass Community Read-A-Thon

New Bedford Historical Society Invites You To The 16th
Frederick Douglass Community Read-A-Thon
Sunday February 21, 2016 2-6pm
At First Unitarian Church New Bedford
71 Eighth Street, Downtown New Bedford 02740

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NBHS Fish & Chicken Fry!

Join us for this ‘Friend’raiser!
Saturday, October 17th, 1-4pm
Elks Club Carney Lodge
Mill & Cottage Streets
10$ Each

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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 K spinning R&B favorites. Tickets are $60 and include an opportunity to win art by Alison Wells, dinner buffet and an opportunity to party for a cause; supporting the Nathan and Mary Johnson House, the first home in freedom of Frederick and Anna Douglass.

Tickets are available at Celia’s Boutique, Johna’s Hair Salon, or by contacting the Historical Society office at (508) 979-8828.  You can also email us at info@nbhistoricalsociety.org.

 

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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 K spinning R&B favorites. Tickets are $60 and include an opportunity to win art by Alison Wells, dinner buffet and an opportunity to party for a cause –  supporting the Nathan and Mary Johnson House, a site on the historic Underground Railroad and the first home in freedom of Frederick and Anna Douglass.

Tickets are available at Celia’s Boutique, Johna’s Hair Salon, or by contacting the Historical Society office at (508) 979-8828.  You can also email us at info@nbhistoricalsociety.org.

For additional information you may contact the Society at (508) 979-8828.

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.

NBHS Sonia Sanchez

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.

Presentation workshop

 

 

Summer Sunset Cruise

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Johnson House Open July 3

The Nathan and Polly Johnson House will be open for visitors on Thursday, July 3 from 1-4 PM.

Nzinga’s Daughters Performance

Join us on July 17 for a special performance of Music of the Underground Railroad with Nzinga’s Daughters.  The event is co-sponsored by the Rotch Jones Duff House and will be held in the garde at 7 PM.