WHALE Event Calendar 2018

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, June 5th, 5:30 pm
Greasy Luck Brewery, 791   Purchase Street, New Bedford
2018 Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards Join your fellow WHALE members and friends for our annual gathering. Learn about WHALE’s current preservation projects from Executive Director Teri Bernert. Cheer on our distinguished group of award winners. Do a little WHALE networking and enjoy some light refreshments and (cash) bar. Click here for more information.
 Saturday, June 9th, 2:00 pm City Pier 3, New Bedford Waterfront, Downtown  New Bedford Jazz Fest Come find WHALE at this year’s Jazz Fest! WHALE and Your Theatre will be showcasing the ongoing renovations to a major project for 2018, the historic First Baptist Church. Click here for more information.


WHALE has hosted fun and educational activities for AHA! 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!


Events we’ve enjoyed

Nostalgia Nights – View WHALE’s photo collection and listen to historic era music.

Architectural Bingo – Win prizes, learn and test your architectural lingo.

“Historic Paints and Finishes” – Lectures in honor of Historic Preservation Month.

Kid’s Rule Scavenger Hunt Search for historic architectural details on downtown New Bedford’s historic buildings. Discover which historic buildings WHALE has saved over the last 50 years. Win a prize!

Build a historic house from the WHALE’s “Towers, Turrets, & Tenements” book- Receive one of these great books illustrated by Arthur Moniz. Children 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.

Site Visits of Current Projects- On select nights WHALE has opened up a restoration in progress for a “peak in” of its plans and development timeline. Current sites include the Co-Creative Center and First Baptist Church.