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New Bedford Port Society

News from the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home in New Bedford, MA, USA

Special Tour of the Seamen’s Bethel and Historic District on AHA! May 10, 2012

Join preservation architect Joe Booth, from JMBA+Architects, on an Architect’s tour through the landmark Seamen’s Bethel, well-known as being oft-visited by Whalers and was made famous in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Joe Booth, a New Bedford Architect for over 30 years, has been working to restore the structure and maintain the history of this more than 175-year-old church. 5pm

Waterfront Historic Area League presents an Architectural Preservation Trolley Tour. Join WHALE  for a fun ride around historic New Bedford to see magnificent architecture and amazing preservation projects.  This one-hour tour leaves from the National Park Visitor Center (33 William Street) at 6pm. Seating is limited, first come first served.  Co-sponsored by WHALE and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

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