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Preserving the Past • Building the Future

Preserving the Past
Building the Future


WHALE, in partnership with Trust for Public Land (TPL), is developing a Greenprint of New Bedford AND mapping places that matter to our community. The project will result in a Cultural Conservation Index of noteworthy historical and cultural assets, parks and open space, and other areas of opportunity. We invite you to participate in this process by nominating places to be included in our Greenprint.


Open the Doors
to the Steeple Playhouse
at the First Baptist Church

Advance your philanthropic efforts by donating to the First Baptist Church restoration project to transform the national treasure into the Steeple Playhouse, a new community theater in downtown New Bedford!

“If you bulldoze your heritage, you become just anywhere.”
Sarah Delano, WHALE President 1966-1982

Partners In Preservation Campaign 2020

Partners in Preservation

WHALE invites you to join the community development movement that is transforming the city of New Bedford. As a Partner in Preservation, you are supporting a vital Community development Corporation while also promoting your business and advancing your philanthropic efforts.

Build a project, build a community

Make your donation TODAY! Donations can also be made by check. Make check payable to WHALE and mail to:

15 Johnny Cake Hill

New Bedford, MA 02740

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