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AHA! Nights 2015 with WHALE  &  WHALE’s Fundraising Events


AHA_LOGOmainWHALE has a host of fun and educational activities for AHA! 2015 to celebrate the history and architecture of New Bedford.  Please join us during the following AHA! nights (check back; schedule may change, locations to be announced).   All AHA! events are FREE!

February 12, 2015 – AHA! – 5:30 – 7:30 – Nostalgia Night – View WHALE’s photo collection and listen to historic era music.

March 12, 2015 – AHA! – Architectural Bingo – at the Corson Building Theater – win prizes, learn architectural lingo

April 9, 2015 – AHA! – 6:00 – Join WHALE (Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE) and Your Theatre for a special announcement from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and open house at the First Baptist Church (149 William Street). The reception will be followed by a staged reading of Ray Veary’s play “The Obraz” in the historic sanctuary at First Baptist Church.  The reception and reading are free. For more info about The Obraz go to www.yourtheatre.org.

May 14, 2015 – AHA! – 6:30 “Historic Paints and Finishes” in honor of Historic Preservation Month. This presentation will take place in the Whaling Museum’s Cook Memorial Theater.

July 9, 2015 – AHA! – Kid’s Rule – 5:30 – 7:30 – Scavenger Hunt for historic architectural details.  Search for historic architectural details on downtown New Bedford’s historic buildings. Discover which historic buildings WHALE has saved over the last 50 years.  Scavenger hunt headquarters will be located at the fountain on William Street.   Win a prize.

October 2, 2015 – WHALE’s 25th Annual Wine Festival & Auction – Fundraising Event for more details click HERE

November 12, 2015 – AHA! – 5:30 – 7:30 – Build a historic house from the Waterfront Historic Area League’s (WHALE) “Towers, Turrets, & Tenements” book at the New Bedford Free Public Library.  Receive one of these great books illustrated by Arthur Moniz.  Children will get to choose and put together a particular architectural style seen in and around New Bedford and decorate Christmas style while learning about their city’s cultural heritage.