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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase Street (508) 997-5664 or box-office (508) 994-2900  Historic performing arts center open year-round. Hosts a variety of performances including the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and children’s educational programs. Zeiterion is a friend of AHA! and on occasion hosts AHA! Night groups.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum 396 County Street (508) 997-1401  Built in 1834 and attributed to architect Richard Upjohn, this Greek revival residence was designed for Mr. Rotch, a prominent whaling merchant. This house and formal gardens are the best examples of the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Open …

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The New Bedford Whaling National Park Visitor Center

The New Bedford Whaling National Park Visitor Center 33 William Street (508) 996-4095  Hours 9am-5pm daily Commemorates a living history and heritage reaching back to New Bedford’s dynamic era as the world’s foremost whaling port during the 19th century. This one of a kind National Park incorporates businesses and homes within the bounds of its …

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel Street (508) 993-8894  The Fishing Heritage Center tells the story of the nation’s #1 fishing port past, present and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. Offerings include films, talks, demonstrations, performances, group tours, resource center, gift shop, and more. Open Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm.  Admission $5.  Free for members and …

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5th Annual Bowl-for-Art Brings Together the Community and Funds for AHA!

Bowling alleys and arts organizations are not usual partners, but AHA!, New Bedford’s monthly 2nd Thursday arts & culture night, tends to do things with a fresh, creative approach. Starting five years ago AHA! began its Bowl-for-Art event where teams representing galleries, museums, businesses and community members bring together pledges for AHA! and hold a …

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AHA! Project Receives NEA Grant to Increase Community Outreach to Groups in New Bedford and Surrounding Towns

New Bedford’s AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) Project is one of two Massachusetts groups to be awarded a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts “Challenge America: Access to the Arts Fast Track Grant.” With the $10,000 NEA grant award AHA! staff and partners will have the time and resources to reach out to many community groups …

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