For over forty-five years the Preservation Society has been dedicated to its 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. The society relies strongly upon membership dues to help offset its small operating costs and allow delivery of programs that support our mission.
Donations Are Tax Exempt
Or send a checks payable to:
New Bedford Preservation Society
P.O. Box 1618,
New Bedford MA 02740
15 Johnny Cake Hill,
New Bedford, MA 02740.
The New Bedford Preservation Society Turns 50 in 2024!
The 50/50 Campaign is in celebration of our upcoming 50th Anniversary. We ask our supporters to donate $50 dollars with the goal of $5000.
In 1974 a group of private citizens banded together to try to halt plan by the state to widen County Street, a plan that would destroy the mature elm trees that had arched over the street. That group of local citizens became the New Bedford Preservation Society. NBPS is a mostly volunteer effort as it continues its efforts to protect and preserve properties and landscapes of historic and architectural significance throughout the city.
The New Bedford Preservation Society relies strongly upon membership dues to help offset its small operating costs and allow for the delivery of programs that support our mission.
For fifty years now the Preservation Society has been dedicated to its 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. Members will receive e-news, advance notice and discounts on events and volunteer opportunities.
- Senior*/Student – $25
- Individual – $30
- Family/Dual – $40
- Associate – $50
- Contributing – $75
- Patron – $100
Corporate Preservation Supporters
Be part of the effort to preserve the city architecture and history!
New Bedford Preservation Society endeavors to preserve the history of the people who built New Bedford for present and future generations. Donations support NBPS educational programs and historical research.
- Greek Revival – $100
- Italianate – $250
- Georgian Revival – $500
- Queen Anne – $1,000
- Octagon – $2,500
- Gothic – $5,000