18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 02740, United States

“The mission of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society is to educate and interest all the public in the historic interaction worldwide of humans with whales; in history of Old Dartmouth and adjacent communities; and in regional maritime activity. To accomplish this the Society shall collect, preserve and interpret the artifacts and documentary evidence of these endeavors; maintain a whaling, maritime and local history museum, maintain a library; promote and disseminate historical research; and accept historic sites where appropriate.” It’s a world-class museum that explores not only whaling, but ocean health, immigration and the rise of industrialization.

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