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Events 2021
TOURS BEGIN AT 6pm unless otherwise stated.

May 13th  AHA! Historic Walking Tour
The Architecture of Nat Smith
Nat Smith (1866-1943) was one of New Bedford’s most important and prolific native born architects. His building designs include most of the varieties of Colonial Revival style that were popular during his lifetime.
Gather at the James Arnold Mansion, 427 County Street

June 10th AHA! Historic Walking Tour
VIP3 Walking Tour - Notable People in New Bedford History
This Walking Tour will highlight people as well as places significant in the development of New Bedford.
The VIP’s include: Joseph Rotch, 1704-1784; Joseph Grinnell, 1788-1885; John H. Clifford, 1809-1876; The Crapo Family, Henry Howland Crapo, 1804-1869 William W. Crapo, 1830-1926, Henry H. Crapo, 1862-1951; William W. Swain, 1793-1858 and Lydia Swain, 1793-1878; The Pierce Family, Andrew G. Pierce, 1829-1903, Otis N. Pierce Jr, 1939-1932, Edward T. Pierce, 1855-1935, Andrew T. Pierce Jr, 1864-1950; Basil Brewer, 1883-1975.
Gather at the Rotch Rodman House, 388 County Street

July 8th AHA! Historic Walking Tour
Victorian  New Bedford
This tour features the grand Victorian Homes of New Bedford’s west end.
Gather at the James Arnold Mansion, 427 County Street

August 12th AHA! Historic Walking Tour
Arnold Place and More
This tour will cover the development of the Arnold Estate into a magnificent residential neighborhood during the late19th and early 20th centuries.
Gather at the James Arnold Mansion, 427 County Street  

September 9 AHA! “That Should be in a Museum” Tour
The New Bedford Preservation Society is partnering with the New Bedford Museum of Glass to sponsor a Walking Tour that highlights the extraordinary stained glass windows of the Unitarian, Grace Episcopal and Pilgrim United Churches of New Bedford. Kirk Nelson, Executor Director of the Museum, will join Bruce Barnes to tour the Churches as well as other buildings along the walking tour route. The recently reopened New Bedford Museum of Glass at the James Arnold Mansion will also be open to participants after the tour.
Gather at the James Arnold Mansion at 5:30pm

29th Annual Historic Holiday Tour
December 11th (4-8pm) & 12th  (1-5pm)






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