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WHALE Event Calendar 2019

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.


Legacy Dinner

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join WHALE and friends for our 2nd Annual Legacy Dinner on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Waypoint Event Center.

To specify that your payment is going to the Legacy Dinner please click “Write a note”. Checks can always be made payable to 15 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

Please also indicate in “Write a note” which dinner option you wish to have for the evening. Please scroll down to see options. If you have any allergies, please email

Legacy Dinner Ticket
Legacy Dinner Table
Legacy Dinner Sponsor

Events we’ve enjoyed

Legacy Dinner- Elegant sit-down cocktail hour and dinner to honor WHALE’s contributors over the years and raise funds for its future.

Annual Meeting- A night where guests can learn about WHALE’s previous and current projects as well as distinguished, nominated individuals and organizations who are awarded our preservation awards.

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.

Open House- On select nights, prior to the open of the lottery process, WHALE has invited community members to view the completed, renovated homes that are part of our first-time homebuyer program.

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