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First Baptist Church Groundbreaking

In the blaze of a VERY warm July afternoon sun, New Bedford’s historic First Baptist Church enjoyed its ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday. Work on the steeple has been underway for several weeks, and downtown visitors will be able to watch the reconstruction unfold as the summer goes by.

Walk down William Street to see for yourself, or peruse these photos of yesterday’s groundbreaking.

A special thanks to New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, Reverend Dalton Said from the First Baptist congregation, and Susan Richard, President of Your Theatre, for helping us to officially open this long-anticipated project.

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  1. I am planning to visit New Bedford on October 10-11, 2018.
    I am a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, certified in the use of Robert’s Rules of Order.
    I am interested in visiting the historic church and discussing the history with a historian. I am researching a book on the history of parliamentary procedure in the U.S. from 1619 to 1970. The famous meeting that took place here is certainly significant for me.

    1. Good morning Mr. Overbey,

      We would be happy to arrange for you to visit First Baptist Church. Looking at our calendar, we would be able to show you around the building on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10th, or at any time during the day of Thursday, October 11th. Do you have a preference?

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