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During this unprecedented time the New Bedford Preservation Society needs the support of members and donors to continue with its programming. Your support will enable us to find new ways to tell the history of New Bedford through its people and architecture.

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Upcoming Events - Save The Dates!

Summer Architectural Walking Tour Series
Part of VAHA! (Virtual AHA!) for May & June
This series is made possible by the generous support of the New Bedford Local Cultural Council

May 14th
VIP TOUR 2 - Notable People in New Bedford History
Historic Walking Tour
Gather at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street

June 11th
Homes of Moreland Terrace and More!
Gather at St. Luke’s Hospital Parking Lot Page & Hawthorn Streett

July 9th
Whitman Mills Tour
Gather at Joseph Abboud Manuf. 689 Belleville Avenue

August 13th
The New Bedford Downtown Historic District  
Gather at Custom House Square t

September 10th
Downtown New Bedford – The Definitive Tour
Gather at New Bedford Main Public Library

Save The Date
29th Annual Historic Holiday Tour

December 12th (4-8pm) & 13th  (1-5pm)


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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Newsletter Archive
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2016 Elm Awards
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Architectural Walking Tour Brochures

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Bruce Barnes' Presentation on
Howland Mill Village, 1888-1889

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