Annual Fund


Our supporters, all 3,000 strong, lift this organization on their shoulders every year. You, and others who equally appreciate the importance of history, art, and science, donate 70% of the total funds needed to run our efficient $3.6million annual program. Thank you in advance for this massive and generous endorsement of our mission.

2016 is the “Year of the Lagoda,” in honor of the 100th anniversary of our iconic ship model.  The centennial celebrations also honor 100 years of philanthropy from dedicated members like you. 

With her transformative gift in 1916, Emily Bourne built the Lagoda and the Bourne Building, ensuring that the Whaling Museum would become a treasured destination for generations of New Bedford residents and an exciting attraction for visitors from all over the world. You can help us continue to fulfil this mission by making a contribution to the 2016 Annual Fund today.    

Donations are fully tax-deductible. Gifts over $100 will be recognized in the Annual Report.


Thank you for your support!

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