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New Bedford Preservation Society
43rd Annual Meeting
September 11, 2017, 5:30pm
At our NEW LOCATION, the Mariner’s Home, 15 Johnny Cake Hill, Second Floor.  
New Bedford Artists and Artisans
Rural Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
(Rain Date Sunday, October 8th)

2017 Holiday House Tour
December 9 and 10

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Mission: To heighten awareness, provide education and guidance and promote sensitive restoration and preservation of New Bedford’s fine historic structures and the neighborhoods in which they are located.

Background: In 1974 a group of private citizens banded together to try to halt a state plan to widen New Bedford's premier residential avenue and destroy the tall old elm trees that had arched over the street for decades. That group became the New Bedford Preservation Society, which continues its efforts to protect and preserve properties and landscapes of historic and architectural significance throughout the city. Continuing programs involve buildings from whaling mansions to triple-deckers and from city parks to shade trees along the most modest city block. } CONTINUED


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New Bedford Preservation Society
Phone/Fax: 508-997-6425
15 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10am-2pm or by appointment