SAVE THE DATE:  WHALE’s 24th Annual International Wine Festival & Auction
October 10, 2014 – 5:30 – 9:00.  Come and enjoy wine and food tastings , live entertainment and huge silent auction.  Click HERE for more information.
Call 508-997-1776 for tickets.  Become a WHALE Partner In Preservation and receive sponsorship tickets. Click HERE for Partner In Preservation Form
Click HERE to purchase tickets.


On behalf of the New Bedford Port Society, Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE, and Working Waterfront Festival, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Taste of the Port event.  This kickoff to our capital campaign raised significant funds to support the Port Society Complex Project and was attended by over 200 guests. Click HERE to read more…

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