WHALE Event Calendar 2018

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.

March 15, 4:00-8:00pm
Co-Creative Center, 137 Union Street
Co-Creative Center Ribbon Cutting & Urban Soiree The grand opening of our long-anticipated Co-Creative Center is right around the corner! Want to see this formerly vacant piece of New Bedford history come back to life? There’s no better time than now to purchase your ticket for our Thursday, March 15th Urban Soiree.

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 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.