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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

Visit the Museum’s Calendar for up-to-date AHA! events at the Museum

 


Past AHA! Events at the Museum October 11

Local History Guild conversations (monthly on AHA! Nights at the Museum)
Topic: Historic Houses: Techniques, Ideas, and Goals for their Interpretation
Energy & Enterprise Gallery
Learn more about the Local History Guild   

Immigrant’s Assistance Center Movie Screening
Reel Portuguese Traditions
Cook Memorial Theater  

Film Screening & Panel Discussion
The Last Azorean Whalemen
Harbor View Gallery  
Directed by Nick Francis & Produced by Luis Filipe Dias
Presented by the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society  

 

Past AHA! Events at the Museum September 13

Gallery Talk: After Ryder
by photographer Nicholas Whitman
Braitmayer Gallery

Local History Guild conversations (monthly on AHA! Nights at the Museum)
Topic: The National Park Service and its Local Communities
Energy & Enterprise Gallery
Learn more about the Local History Guild

E for All Graduation Ceremony
2018 Summer Accelerator Showcase & Celebration
Harbor View Gallery

 

ANOTHER PAST AHA! EVENT

Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story
Presented by the New Bedford Ballet 
Harbor View Gallery

Attendees traveled back in time to 1841 as New Bedford Youth Ballet performed “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.

Check out the exhibition Enlightened Encounters: The Two Nations of Manjiro Nakahama to learn more about the fascinating story of Manjiro.