Cupola Society



As a Cupola Society member you will have the opportunity to arrange personalized visits, enjoy the conviviality of VIP gatherings and special trips, plus view private collections.

The Museum’s cupola is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New Bedford exemplifying the ongoing effort to preserve New Bedford’s unique history. Cupola Society Members contribute $1,000 – $25,000 annually toward the ongoing operations, educational programs and curatorial activities at the Museum.



In addition to general membership benefits, participants of the Cupola Society enjoy:

  • Private behind-the-scenes tours of the collection
  • Preferred access to the Museum’s expert staff
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions, trips and programs
  • Commemorative Cupola Society pin
  • A complimentary Family membership to gift to friends
  • Recognition in The Bulletin from Johnny Cake Hill publication and Annual Report

For more information on the Cupola Society, please contact Amanda D. McMullen, President and Chief Executive Officer at (508) 997-0046 or