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New Bedford Preservation Society
Historic Holiday Tour 2021 Update

Dear Patrons, Sponsors, and Members of the New Bedford Preservation Society,

The Society hopes you are safe and well during this holiday season of 2021

Due to the Covid-19 Delta variant and the continued high number of Covid cases in the city, the  Society’s main fundraiser, the “Historic Holiday Tour”  is not going to take place in 2021. We plan to resume the in person Historic Holiday Tour in 2022. Starting in December 2021 the Society will present vignettes of previous tours through images and videos on FaceBook and YouTube. 

The Historic Holiday Tour was the Society’s main fundraiser to support its programs throughout the year. During this season we ask for donations through our website and Facebook Page to help ensure the continuation of programs into 2022. 

Traditions have never been more meaningful as our families reconnect to celebrate the holidays in these challenging times. We wish for you and your loved ones warmth and safety of the season.

New Bedford Preservation Society Board of Directors

Previous tours may be viewed on the Society's YouTube channel.

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Mission: To heighten awareness, provide education and guidance and promote sensitive restoration and preservation of New Bedford’s fine historic structures and the neighborhoods in which they are located.

Background: In 1974 a group of private citizens banded together to try to halt a state plan to widen New Bedford's premier residential avenue and destroy the tall old elm trees that had arched over the street for decades. That group became the New Bedford Preservation Society, which continues its efforts to protect and preserve properties and landscapes of historic and architectural significance throughout the city. Continuing programs involve buildings from whaling mansions to triple-deckers and from city parks to shade trees along the most modest city block. } CONTINUED


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New Bedford Preservation Society
Phone/Fax: 508-997-6425
15 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10am-2pm or by appointment