AHA! (Art, History & Architecture)

 

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Join us on AHA! – New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and Collaborative Cultural organization

  • Presenting second Thursday FREE cultural nights
  • Local and regional artists, cultural groups and educators to present what they do
  • Being a forum for the AHA! Partners to convene around shared topics
  • Contributing to the City’s Creative Economy initiatives
 

Upcoming Museum Events 2018

The Local History Guild returns on AHA! Nights at the Museum.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6 pm – 7 pm
Free and open to the public. No advance registration necessary.
(Topic for discussion will be available soon)

Learn more about the Local History Guild.

 


Past Museum Events

Thursday, March 8, 2018
New Bedford Ballet Presents
Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story

 7–7:30 pm
Harbor View Gallery
Free and open to the public

Travel back in time to 1841 as New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story” based on the extraordinary life of Manjiro Nakahama. Manjiro was the first Japanese person to live and learn English in the United States after his rescue at sea in 1841 by the John Howland, a New Bedford whaleship. Upon returning to his homeland, he helped facilitate its opening to American relations in 1854. Through his understanding of navigation and seamanship, he also helped build Japan’s first ocean-going vessels. Learn about this fascinating story through a narrated ballet for all ages.

Check out Enlightened Encounters: The Two Nations of Manjiro Nakahama at the Whaling Museum and dive deeper into the fascinating story of Manjiro.

 

 

The Local History Guild returns on AHA! Nights at the Museum.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
6–7 pm

Local History Guild: Westport and Dartmouth Milieu, Paul Cuffe
Free and open to the public. No advance registration necessary.

A stimulating Local History Guild Conversation on AHA! Night. Gather each month to hear area experts discuss topics of interest, trends, initiatives, projects, books, and digital resources. Curator of Maritime History Michael Dyer moderated February’s discussion about “The Westport and Dartmouth Milieu in the Age of Paul Cuffe.” This month’s experts were Robert Harding, Ph.D. from the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society and Richard Gifford, an independent scholar from Westport.