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WHALE Event Calendar 2018

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.

Tickets are sold out for the Holiday Soiree; please call 508-997-1776 to be placed on a waiting list.

Holiday Soiree, First Baptist ChurchFirst Baptist Church

Friday, December 7th,  2018

First Baptist Church, 149 William Street, New Bedford

& Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford

Please join WHALE, Your Theatre, Gallery X, and many friends in a night of fun, history, art, theater and music! Featuring an auction to benefit the restoration of historic First Baptist Church, a silent auction of artwork from the region’s premiere artists, open bar, and live music. Come mingle, meet the artists, and learn about the restoration.


5:30: Tour of Historic First Baptist Church/ Performance of “Death Knocks” by Your Theatre (Directed by Robin Richard).

6:30: Live music, food and open bar at Gallery X.

7:30: Live auction to benefit FBC restoration.

Featuring Architect Tom Peterman, Peterman Architects.

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

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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