Mass Cultural Council Awards $440,000 to the Port Society Complex and NB Fishing Heritage Center

July 9, 2014

R_RED_THUMB_PHOTO-ARCHIVE_2000.100.1544The Cultural Facilities Fund of the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded the New Bedford Port Society $440,000 for efforts to restore and provide accessibility to the historic

Mariners Home which will ultimately be developed into a Fishing Heritage Center. The restoration project estimated at $2.1 million is a collaboration between the New Bedford Port Society, the Waterfront Historic Area League and the Working Waterfront Festival.  WHALE is assisting with project management including all funding applications, historic tax credits, the Capital Campaign and grant administration.  The project was also recently awarded $100,000 of CDBG funds from the City of New Bedford.  The project hopes to break ground on the construction early in 2015.