WHALE’s 23rd Annual International Wine Festival & Auction – Huge Success!
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers for your help in making this year the most successful ever. With your help we increased ticket sales by 40% and generated $50,000 to support WHALE’s work preserving and breathing new life into New Bedford’s special properties. Over 600 people enjoyed food, wine and auction. Special thanks to Crush Fine Wines and the fine area restaurants and caterers serving their specialties. A huge thank you to Chair Stephanie Poyant and the Wine Festival Committee for all their hard work.
WHALE was established in 1962, when urban renewal threatened entire neighborhoods. Its founders were committed to saving our city’s history and architectural heritage from “death by neglect and the tyranny of the bulldozer”. Perhaps, Sarah Delano, WHALE’s President from 1966-1982, said it best, “if you bulldoze your heritage, you become just anywhere” WHALE was founded to ensure that New Bedford is “Not Just Anywhere”… read more
Advocacy – Advocacy is one of WHALE’s most important on-going activities. WHALE advocates for historically and architecturally significant properties in several ways… read more
Banner photos by Hughes Photo