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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. 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 born in Santo Antoa, Cape Verde […]

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 […]

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.