Ethnohistory of Ethnic Whalemen and their Communities in the New Bedford Area

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (NHP), which commemorates and interprets the era when New Bedford was a world-renowned whaling port, will generate a series of ethnohistories that highlight the relationships of particular groups or peoples to the city’s waterfront and whaling history. This study will develop an ethnohistorical and ethnographic report describing these groups’ involvement in whaling, the development of their communities, and the sense of heritage with this history in contemporary communities. This project may include the development of a database.
Impact Area:
MA County:
Begin / End Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 to Friday, August 1, 2014
Assessment Mechanism:
Program Director:
Program Contact:
College of Humanities and Fine Arts/History

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  • National Park Service
    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
    33 William Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    United States