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WHALE Event Calendar 2019

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.

Restoration Soiree at 318 Pleasant Street

Friday, May 3, 2019

5:30 – 8:30 PM

Located at 318 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

This year, WHALE will open its own doors for a first look at one of our current and near completed projects. Guests will hear from WHALE and studio2sustain about the projects and restoration challenges along the way.

Enjoy live music by Sean Carney, open bar, and culinary specialties by New Bedford’s Morton’s Fork Catering Co.

Tickets are $75 and all proceeds will go to benefit our neighborhood restoration program!

To purchase tickets go to our donation page here:

For more information call 508-997-1776 or email

We hope to see you all there!

2019 Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Located at Greasy Luck, 791 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

Join your fellow WHALE members and friends for our annual gathering. All are welcome, members and non-members, to come learn about WHALE’s current preservation projects from Executive Director, Teri Bernert. Cheer on our distinguished group of award winners, while networking and enjoying some light refreshments and (cash) bar.

For more information and to RSVP please call 508-997-1776 or email

Below are photos of 2018 Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards.

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.

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.

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