The Local History Guild conversations take place on the second Thursday of every month as part of New Bedford’s AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) night. The conversations are free and open to the public and are held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
No advance registration necessary. Topics—past and future—are posted here.
Where once the Guild featured individual speakers, the current season features a new format: conversations among area experts, aficionados, librarians, archivists, curators, historic preservation specialists, historians, and collectors. Topics run the gamut from commercial fishing to historic houses, to the latest acquisitions, collections or publications. Each moderated program features two specialists who discuss the topics of their interest, trends, initiatives, projects and sometimes even new books, or public access databases of relevance to our local historical landscape.