Become a Member

Ordinary People • Extraordinary Results.

WHALE’s members are part of an extraordinary effort to save New Bedford’s historic buildings and give them renewed purpose.
Join WHALE and together we will:

  • develop affordable housing and stabilize neighborhoods
  • generate economic growth and create jobs
  • enliven New Bedford’s growing arts and culture scene
  • honor the city’s rich architectural and multi-cultural heritage

WHALE members are kept up to date with regular communications and are invited to lectures, tours and festive parties – large and small.

“I’ve read and heard about WHALE’s work for a long time, but it was the demolition of the beautiful, historic New Bedford YMCA (1974) that inspired me to join and support WHALE. Preservation is important and good for the communtiy, and WHALE does a really good job. For example, the First Baptist Church restoration, and it’s a relief to see that building come back to life.”

Joanne Cameron, Mattapoisett

Membership Donation Levels

Become a Partner in Preservation

Our most generous members, WHALE’s Partners in Preservation believe in the transformative impact historic preservation has on the city today and for generations to come. Meet the WHALE Partners in Preservation.

Donors of $1,000 or more receive a 50% MA Tax Credit, reducing your out-of-pocket donation by half. Out-of-State donors receive a 50% cash rebate.