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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is one of four campuses and operating subdivisions of the University of Massachusetts (UMass).[1] It is located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States, in the center of the South Coast region, between the cities of New Bedford to the east and Fall River to the west. It became a UMass campus in 1991 when Southeastern Massachusetts University was merged into the University of Massachusetts system.[2]HP G62-225NR Laptop Keyboard SONY VAIO PCG-FR315M Laptop Keyboard The campus, also known as UMass Dartmouth, "UMassD", or "UMD", has an overall student body of 9,155 students, including undergraduate, graduate students, and (PCE) continuing education students. As of Spring 2008, there are approximately 4,173 students living on campus. Approximately 61 undergraduate programs of study and 32 graduate programs are offered. There are more than 300 full-time faculty. Lenovo 45N2106 Laptop Keyboard UMass Dartmouth is best known for its programs in engineering, nursing, marine science, business, visual and performing arts, and also its Portuguese studies programs. UMass Dartmouth is host to one of the nation's most extensive undergraduate and graduate programs in Portuguese language and literary studies, offering both a BA and an MA in Portuguese Studies, as well as a new Ph.D.  IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51 1833 Laptop Keyboard program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory. The campus also has a Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture[3] which sponsors numerous publication series, IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X301 2779 Laptop Keyboard as well as international conferences in Portuguese and Portuguese-American studies. The university is home to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, located in a special section of the Claire T. Carney Library, and the UMass-Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese.[4] In June 2008 the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new School of Education, Public Policy and Civic Engagement. TOSHIBA Mini NB 505-SP0160 Laptop Keyboard The school also hosts the University of Massachusetts School of Law, as the trustees of the state's university system voted during 2004 to purchase the nearby Southern New England School of Law, a private institution that is accredited regionally but not by the American Bar Association. This proposal was rejected at the time and lay dormant for several years, but was revived in October 2009 with an offer by SNESL to donate its campus and resources, valued at over $20 million, to the university. ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard The proposal was approved unanimously by the state Board of Higher Education on February 2, 2010. UMass Dartmouth Law School opened its doors in September 2010, accepting all current SNESL students with a C or better average as transfer students, and achieved (provisional) ABA accreditation in June 2012[5]. TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard The Dartmouth campus of the University of Massachusetts traces its roots to 1895. In that year, the Massachusetts legislature chartered the New Bedford Textile School in New Bedford and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River. The New Bedford Textile School was renamed the New Bedford Institute of Textiles and Technology and the Bradford Durfee Textile School was renamed the Bradford Durfee College of Technology.  TOSHIBA Mini NB 505-SP0160 Laptop Keyboard In 1962, the two schools were combined to create the Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, expanding to become Southeastern Massachusetts University by 1969. In 1964, ground was broken on a unified campus not far from the Smith Mills section of Dartmouth, between the two cities. Group I was completed in 1966, HP 441426-001 Laptop Keyboard with Group II in 1969 and the other original buildings being finished by 1971. The main campus has been expanded several times, including the Cedar Dell residences (begun 1987), the Dion Science & Engineering Building in 1989, the Charlton College of Business in 2004, the new apartment-style residence halls in 2005, and the Research Building in 2007. HP Pavilion G6-1223TX Laptop Keyboard SMU was merged into the UMass system and adopted its present name in 1991. In the past two decades, the university has expanded back into its original cities as well, with the Advanced Textiles & Manufacturing Center (2001, at the former Kerr Mill site) and Professional and Continuing Education Center (2002, in the former Cherry & Webb building) in Fall River,  HP Pavilion DV7-3065dx Laptop Keyboard and the School for Marine Science and Technology (1996, adjacent to Fort Rodman), the Star Store visual arts building (2001) and a second Center for Professional and Continuing Education (2002, one block north on Purchase Street) in New Bedford. Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard The buildings of the campus were designed by internationally renowned Modernist architectPaul Rudolph beginning in the early 1960s, to distinguish the campus from the outside world and provide what might be considered a Social Utopian environment. The building architecture is similar to that of the Boston Government Service Center. DELL Inspiron 1750 Laptop Keyboard Rudolph made both the exterior and interior of each building of rough concrete (béton brut), an essential element of the style known as Brutalism, and he endowed buildings with large windows, with the intended effect of giving those inside the feeling of being connected to the outdoors. The stairs were made relatively short in height, TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5245 Laptop Keyboard ostensibly in order to slow people down and thus allow them to appreciate the campus more fully.[citation needed]Atriums were also placed in the Group 1 and Group 2 buildings to give people a place to socialize between sections of the halls. (The main academic buildings were known as Groups until 2007 because the first design concept for the campus had them as groups of individual buildings; HP G62-100SL Laptop Keyboard the name was retained though the design concept was not. What was Group 1 is now the Liberal Arts building, and what was Group 2 is the Science/Engineering building. The older terms are still widely used.) These areas are also filled with hanging and potted indoor plants. The main door of each building faces towards the Robert Karam Campanile, keeping students within the Academic Life area, where buildings for classes are located. Large mounds of earth (berms) also stand between the parking lots,  HP Probook 4520S Laptop Keyboard making the lots partially invisible from within the original Academic Life area (though not from within some recent additions to it, such as the Charlton College of Business building). More recent buildings, most notably the Woodland Commons residence halls to the south of the main campus, have been built to complement, but not to attempt to copy, Rudolph's Late Modernist aesthetic. SONY 9Z.N3S82.001 Laptop Keyboard At the top of the campanile, many different antennas provide different services for the campus. It should be noted that if one looks between the two panels in the campanile, they can see that the campanile can only be climbed when accessed underground. This may seem to lead to an underground tunnel system, but there is an entrance to the campanile a short distance to the south of it. TOSHIBA Portege M200 Laptop Keyboard Outdoors, the university is fortunate to have large areas of undeveloped green space, including extensive wooded areas, grasslands, wetlands and ponds uncommon to many university campuses. Numerous footpaths make exploring these natural areas of the campus an enjoyable activity for students, faculty and visitors alike. SONY VAIO VGN-CS11Z/T Laptop Keyboard

Claire T. Carney Library

Archives & Special Collections - preserves historical records, publications and graduate theses of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (University Records) as well as personal and professional papers of faculty, staff, students and selected individuals and organizations from the surrounding communities of southeastern Massachusetts (Manuscript Collections).  SONY VAIO VGN-CR31S Laptop Keyboard Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archives - the world's largest, most complete compilation of materials relating to this event. Established in 1984, the archives contains thousands of copies of government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act public disclosure process as well as manuscripts, photographs, audiotape interviews, video tapes, news clippings and research notes compiled by journalists and other private citizens who have investigated discrepancies in the case.  DELL Inspiron 1545 Laptop Keyboard Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives - records of fraternal, religious and social organizations; family photographs, scrapbooks and oral histories which illustrate the collective experience of immigration, settlement, and life in the United States; the records of prominent individuals of Portuguese descent; and records of local business and other institutions that either serve or were created by Portuguese-Americans. SONY VAIO VGN-CR35M Laptop Keyboard Paul Rudolph and His Architecture - This web site is a comprehensive reference resource on this famous man and his architecture with an emphasis on SMTI / UMass Dartmouth. It provides a comprehensive bibliography of the works, writings and life of the architect, complete with supporting images, documents and media.  TOSHIBA Satellite L450D Laptop Keyboard The University of Massachusetts is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The system includes four universities and a medical school. The University of Massachusetts Amherst, located inAmherst, is the flagship and largest school in the UMass system. It was also the first one established, dating back to 1863, COMPAQ Presario C710EL Laptop Keyboard when it was founded as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, located in Dartmouth, is next-oldest school in the system. It was founded in 1962 with the merger of New Bedford Textile School in New Bedford and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River.  HP AESP7U00110 Laptop Keyboard The University of Massachusetts Boston, located in Boston, is third-oldest school in the system. Originally established in 1964, it was merged withBoston State College in 1982. The University of Massachusetts Lowell, located in Lowell, is youngest university in the system. It was founded in 1975 with the merger of Lowell State College and Lowell Technological Institute. TOSHIBA Satellite L300-1AS Laptop Keyboard It is unique in the UMass system in that it consists of two major campuses for classes, one for residential living, and another for graduate studies. The four schools in the system are geared to undergraduates. The final school in the system is the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It was founded in 1962 and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is unique in the UMass system in that it is the only school to contain a hospital Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522 Laptop Keyboard The UMass system was ranked 56th in the world in 2010 by the Times World University Rankings.[2] It was also ranked as the 19th best university in the world in the Times of London's 2011 World Reputation Rankings. DELL XPS 15 L502X Laptop Keyboard Robert L. Caret is the president of the 68,000 student system, having been elected on January 13, 2011. He has presided over periods of significant growth at both universities and gained nationally acclaim for eliminating race-based graduation disparities at Towson University. HP Mini 110-3100sg Laptop Keyboard The University of Massachusetts is also governed by a lay Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees functions as a legislative body dealing mainly with questions of policy. The Board establishes the general policies governing the University, but has delegated many powers to the President and, through the President, to campus administrators for day-to-day-operations. FUJITSU Lifebook T4220 Laptop Keyboard UMass Amherst is the flagship and the largest of the UMass campuses, as well as the first established. Like many colleges and universities, Massachusetts Agricultural College (as it was originally called) the Amherst campus was founded as a land-grant college in 1863, receiving initial start-up funding as part of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. COMPAQ Presario CQ61 Laptop Keyboard It becameMassachusetts State College in 1931, and University of Massachusetts in 1947. The library system is the largest state-supported library system in New England with over 6.1 million items. The campus has many architecturally distinctive buildings commissioned by the Commonwealth and designed by world-renowned architects. HP G42-381TX Laptop Keyboard UMass Amherst offers a variety of academic and co-curricular options. Ninety-three percent of the 1,174 full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields.  IBM ThinkPad T40-2373 Laptop Keyboard The average SAT score (reading and math only) for the 2011 entering class is 1220, and the average GPA is 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The campus has 21,373 undergraduates and offers 86 bachelor’s degree programs. There is a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1. The UMass Amherst honors college is called Commonwealth College where admission is more competitive with an average SAT score of 1390.[3]Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard Students participate in 240 campus organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, living-learning residence halls, community service, internships, and faculty research. UMass Amherst is also part of the Five Colleges consortium, with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and Amherst colleges, all within a free bus ride of each other using the Pioneer Valley Transit System. Students can take classes on any of these campuses and participate in all co-curricular and cultural activities.[3] Kumble R. Subbaswamy serves as UMass Amherst's chancellor.[4]ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard UMass Boston is a research university[5] located in the City of Boston. Located on the Columbia Point peninsula, the University is surrounded by the Boston Harbor, the John F. Kennedy Library and the Massachusetts State Archives.  Packard Bell PEW91 Laptop Keyboard The Boston Globe is also headquartered adjacent to campus, as well as Boston College High School Subsequently, the university holds many partnerships with its neighboring organizations, providing research and employment opportunities. SONY Vaio PCG-K315B Laptop Keyboard UMass Boston’s is known for its growing and diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students, making it the second largest campus in the system.[6] The University has five undergraduate colleges and two graduate colleges, with over 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.[6]SONY VAIO VGN-AW25GJ Laptop Keyboard The campus is home to more than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams.[6] Chancellor J Keith Motley, Ph.D., is the chancellor of the UMass Boston campus.[7]HP 6730S Laptop Keyboard

UMass Dartmouth

Located in southeastern Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth started in 1895 as the New Bedford Textile School, the Bradford Durfee Textile School and later Southeastern Massachusetts University.(SMU) UMass Dartmouth offers a wide array of programs in accounting, finance, management information systems, HP Mini 210-2060nr Laptop Keyboard operations management and marketing, all of which are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. UMass Dartmouth has top ranking engineering and nursing programs. ASUS F5M Laptop Keyboard Established in 1895, UMass Dartmouth is a public regional research university recognized for personalized and innovative teaching. In addition to the 710-acre (2.9 km2) UMass Dartmouth main campus is, satellite campuses are located throughout the SouthCoast.[8] HP G62-b11ET Laptop Keyboard With 7,982 undergraduate students and 65 degree programs, the campus has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 in its College of Arts & Sciences; Charlton College of Business; College of Engineering; College of Nursing; College of Visual and Performing Arts; School of Education, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement; and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The University hosts internships, undergraduate research opportunities, and service learning experiences, as well as an Honors Program.[8]ACER 9J.N5982.61D Laptop Keyboard More than 100 student organizations and 25 NCAA Division III athletic teams provide a strong community beyond the classroom. UMass Dartmouth is among the fastest growing campuses in New England.[8] The campus is home to the only complete building system designed by renowned brutalist architect Paul Rudolph. Jean F. MacCormack, Ed.D. is the Chancellor of the UMass Dartmouth campus.[9][10]HP Pavilion dv5-1230et Laptop Keyboard Located in the Merrimack Valley Region, UMass Lowell started in 1894 as the Lowell Normal School (South Campus) and in 1895 as the Lowell Textile School (North Campus). Compaq Presario CQ71-402SA Laptop Keyboard UMass Lowell is a comprehensive University with a national reputation in science, engineering, Management and technology, and committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5168 Laptop Keyboard UMass Lowell is located in the Merrimack Valley, close to Boston, ocean beaches, and the mountains of New Hampshire. With a national reputation for education and research in science, engineering, and technology, the campus offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic programs include internships, co-ops, service learning, and international education.[11] HP Envy 17-2110tx Laptop Keyboard UMass Lowell has a total of 14,727 students. The campus offers over 120 fully accredited programs taught by 737 faculty members in five colleges. Most of the 75 bachelor’s degree programs offer five-year Bachelor’s to Master’s programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1 and half of the undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. Ninety-three percent of the full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields.[11] HP 592871-031 Laptop Keyboard About 3,000 students live in 10 University residence halls. There are more than 120 active student organizations on campus, a campus recreation center, 16 NCAA Division II sports teams, and the Division I River Hawks ice hockey team that competes in the Hockey East Conference.[11] Martin T. Meehan, J.D., is the chancellor of the UMass Lowell campus.[12] TOSHIBA Satellite 1800-921 Laptop Keyboard The University of Massachusetts Worcester, also known as UMass Medical School, is one of the fastest growing academic health science centers in the country and is home to the School of Medicine (SOM) — the Commonwealth’s only public medical school — the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), and a research enterprise that attracts more than $200 million in external funding annually.[13]HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop Keyboard Located in the heart of Central Massachusetts on a 63-acre (250,000 m2) campus it shares with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the region’s premier health care delivery system and largest employer, UMass Medical consistently ranks among the top ten percent in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best medical schools.[13]HP Pavilion dv6-2132sf Laptop Keyboard The work of UMass Medical researcher and 2006 Nobel Prize winner Craig Mello, Ph.D., an investigator of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute, toward the discovery of RNA interference has launched a promising new field of research. The school is also the future home of the Albert Sherman Center, an interdisciplinary, TOSHIBA Satellite A300 Laptop Keyboard research and education facility that will foster collaboration among scientists and innovation across disciplines.[13] Michael F. Collins, MD, FACP is the chancellor of the UMass Medical School campus.[14]HP G61-440SG Laptop Keyboard Robert L. Caret was elected President of the five-campus, 68,000-student University of Massachusetts system on January 13, 2011. Ranked as the 19th best university in the world in the Times of London's 2011 World Reputation Rankings, UMass was established in 1863 and consists of the flagship campus in Amherst, along with campuses in Boston, Dartmouth, HP 550 Laptop Keyboard Lowell and Worcester. President Caret, a native New Englander, assumes the presidency of the University of Massachusetts after completing highly successful presidencies at San Jose State University and Towson University. President Caret presided over periods of significant growth at both universities and gained nationally acclaim for eliminating race-based graduation disparities at Towson. To read UMass President Robert L. Caret’s official biography, please visit the University of Massachusetts web site.[15][16] ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard

Composition of the Board

The founding Board had fourteen appointed members and four ex officio members. Formerly, Trustees were appointed by the Legislature or the Board itself; currently, members are appointed by the Governor. The size of the Board has fluctuated between twelve and twenty-four members. The current Board is composed of nineteen voting members and three ex officio non-voting members. Seventeen Board members are appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth;  ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard at least five of those appointed must be alumni of the University and one must be a representative of organized labor. The other two voting members are students. Overall, the board has five student members, elected for one-year terms, from the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester campuses. Voting membership rotates among the campuses: two students are voting members and three others are ex officio non-voting members. DELL Inspiron 1750 Laptop Keyboard

New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States It is located approximately 60 miles (97 km) south of Boston, 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century,  Lenovo 63Y0047 Laptop Keyboard the city was one of the most important whaling and fishing ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut.[2] The city, along with Fall River, Massachusetts and Taunton, Massachusetts, make up the three largest cities on the South Coast region of Massachusetts. The Greater Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area is home to the largest Portuguese-American community in the United States. About 45-50% of the population in both cites and the surrounding areas has Portuguese ancestry. Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard Before the 17th century, the Wampanoags, who had settlements throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, were the only inhabitants of the lands along the Acushnet River. HP Mini 110-3118cl Laptop Keyboard Their population is believed to have been about 12,000. While exploring New England, Bartholomew Gosnold landed on Cuttyhunkisland on May 15, 1602. From there, he explored Cape Cod and the neighboring areas, including present-day New Bedford. However, rather than settle the area, he returned to England at the request of his crew. HP 605344-001 Laptop Keyboard Europeans first settled New Bedford in 1652. Plymouth Colony settlers purchased the land from chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe. Whether the transfer of the land was legitimately done has been the subject of intense controversy. Like other native tribes, the Wampanoags did not share the settlers' concepts of private property. The tribe believed they were granting usage rights to the land, not giving it up permanently. HP Pavilion dm3-1020CA Laptop Keyboard The settlers used the land to build the colonial town of Old Dartmouth (which encompassed not only present-dayDartmouth, but also present-day New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, and Westport). A section of Old Dartmouth near the west bank of the Acushnet River, originally called Bedford Village, was officially incorporated as the town of New Bedford in 1787. SONY VAIO VGN-FW180FU Laptop Keyboard The name was suggested by the Russell family who were prominent citizens of the community. It comes from the fact that the Dukes of Bedford, a leading English aristocratic house, also bore the surname Russell. (Bedford, Massachusettshad already been incorporated by 1787; hence "New" Bedford.) SONY VAIO VGN-AW25GJ Laptop Keyboard The late-18th century was a time of growth for the town. New Bedford's first newspaper, The Medley (also known as New Bedford Marine Journal), came into being in 1792. On June 12, 1792, the town set up its first post office with William Tobey as its first postmaster. The construction of a bridge (originally a toll bridge) between New Bedford and present-day Fairhaven in 1796 also spurred growth. TOSHIBA Satellite P300-1CN Laptop Keyboard (Fairhaven separated from New Bedford in 1812, forming an independent town that included both present-day Fairhaven and present-day Acushnet.) The town of New Bedford officially became a city in 1847; Abraham Hathaway Howland was elected its first mayor. At approximately the same time, New Bedford began to supplant Nantucket as the nation's preeminent whaling port, thanks to its deeper harbor and location on the mainland. Whaling dominated the economy of the city for much of the century. TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5245 Laptop Keyboard

Immigration to New Bedford

Until 1800, New Bedford and its surrounding communities were, by and large, populated by Protestants of English, Scottish, and Welsh origin. During the first half of the 19th century, however, a large wave of Irish people came to Massachusetts. DELL Inspiron 1750 Laptop Keyboard In 1818, Irish immigrants established the Catholic mission that built St. Mary's Church. Later in that century, immigrants from Portugal and its dependent territories of the Azores, Cape Verde and Madeira began arriving in New Bedford and the surrounding area, largely because of the whaling industry. As the Portuguese community began to increase, ACER Aspire 1360 Series Laptop Keyboard they established the first Portuguese parish in the city, St. John the Baptist (1871). The French (chiefly French-Canadian) also secured a foothold in New Bedford at about the same time, and they built the Church of the Sacred Heart in 1877.  HP G72-a17EZ Laptop Keyboard Similarly, Polish-Americans established the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1903. A number of Jewish families, arriving in the late 19th century, were active in the whaling industry, selling provisions and outfitting ships. During the years leading up to the First World War, a sizable eastern-European Jewish community joined them in New Bedford, many of whom became prominent merchants and businessmen, mainly in textiles and manufacturing. DELL Inspiron N4030 Laptop Keyboard Paul Cuffee, a whaling captain active in the New Bedford whaling industry, was born in nearby Cuttyhunk and settled in Westport, Massachusetts. Many of his ships sailed out of New Bedford. IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R52-1860 Laptop Keyboard Lewis Temple was an African-American blacksmith who invented the toggle iron, a type of toggling harpoon, which revolutionized the whaling industry and enabled the capture of more whales. There is a monument to Temple in downtown New Bedford. APPLE Macbook 13 Inch Laptop Keyboard In 1838, Frederick Douglass, the runaway slave who became a famous abolitionist, settled in New Bedford. He writes in detail about the life and times of New Bedford in the late 1840s in his celebrated Autobiography.[4][5][6] A historic building and monument dedicated to Douglass can be found today at the Nathan and Polly Johnson properties. SAMSUNG NP-NC10-JP01 Laptop Keyboard Frederick Douglass was not the only fugitive slave or freedman to see New Bedford as a welcoming place to settle. New Bedford had a small but thriving African-American community during the ante-bellum period. It was the home of a number of members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, an American Civil War regiment which fought, DELL Inspiron N4030 Laptop Keyboard with considerable distinction, to preserve the Union. The 54th Massachusetts was the first regiment in the country's history formed entirely by African-American troops (who served with white officers). The most famous of these soldiers was William Harvey Carney, who made sure that the American flag never touched the ground during the Union assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, near Charleston. There is an elementary school in New Bedford named in his honor. DELL Inspiron N4030 Laptop Keyboard Bishop "Sweet Daddy" Grace, a native of Brava, Cape Verde, was a New Bedford resident who founded the United House of Prayer for All People, one of the largest African-American sects in America. He is buried in New Bedford. TOSHIBA Satellite A300-1MC Laptop Keyboard

Other historical instances

New Bedford is located at 41°39′06″N 70°56′01″W (41.651803, -70.933705).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.2 square kilometers (24.0 sq mi). Of the total area, 20.1 square miles (52 km2) is land, and 3.9 square miles (10 km2)(16.23%) is water. New Bedford is a coastal city, a seaport, bordered on the west by Dartmouth, on the north by Freetown, on the east by Acushnet and Fairhaven, and on the south by Buzzards Bay. TOSHIBA Satellite M645-S4070 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford Harbor, a body of water shared with Fairhaven, is actually the estuary of the Acushnet River where it empties into Buzzards Bay. The river empties into the bay beyond Clark's Point, the southernmost point of the city. To the west of Clark's Point is Clark's Cove, which extends landward approximately one and a half mile from the bay. TOSHIBA PK130CL1A00 Laptop Keyboard Just south of Palmers Island, beginning near Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, lies a two-mile-long hurricane barrier, constructed in the 1960s to protect the inner harbor where the fishing fleet anchors. Along with Palmers Island, the city also lays claim to Fish Island and Pope's Island. Between these two islands lies one of the three sections, the central section,  FUJITSU Lifebook T4210 Laptop Keyboard of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge. The central span, a swing bridge, connects the two islands as well as allowing boats and ships passage to the upper harbor. Two conventional bridges connect each of the islands to the nearest mainland, Fish Island to New Bedford and Pope's Island to Fairhaven. In addition to the harbor, there are several small brooks and ponds within the city limits. Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Laptop Keyboard There are several parks and playgrounds located throughout the city, the largest being Brooklawn Park in the north end, Fort Taber Park (also referred to as Fort Rodman, the name of another fort built there) at Clark's Point, HP 550 Laptop Keyboard and Buttonwood Park, directly west of the downtown area near the Dartmouth town line. Buttonwood Park is also the site of a lagoon which feeds into Buttonwood Brook, and the Buttonwood Zoo. In the northwest part of the town, extending into Dartmouth, lies the Acushnet Cedar Swamp State Reservation. SAMSUNG NP-N150-JP01 Laptop Keyboard

Water

The Port of New Bedford serves as a break-bulk handler of perishable items, including fruit and fish;[8] the port also handles other cargo. For 2006, the port expected upwards of 30 cruise ship calls.[9] One public and several private marinas offer limited transient dockage for recreational boats. As of November, 2005, the port is the top U.S. fishing port in terms of dollar value of catch.[10]Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard At least three private ferry services originate at New Bedford. As of 2010, Seastreak offers fast catamaran ferry service between New Bedford and Martha's Vineyard; and the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company runs scheduled ferry services to Cuttyhunk Island. Ferry service from New Bedford dates back to May 15, 1818, when the steamboat The Eagle carried 600 passengers across the Nantucket Sound. TOSHIBA NSK-TBD01 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB), a towered Class D airport offering two 5,000-foot (1,500 m) runways and a precision instrument landing system, is located in the central portion of the city with easy access to highways. Frequent scheduled passenger service is provided to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard by Cape Air. HP 9J.N0Y82.H01 Laptop Keyboard Charter services, including seaplane charters, are available for destinations throughout the southern New England/New York region. In addition, the airport provides a range of general aviation and corporate jet services including aircraft maintenance facilities and flight instruction. HP G61-321NR Laptop Keyboard New Bedford is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government. The current mayor, former assistant U.S. Attorney Jon F. Mitchell defeated State Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral in the 2011 mayoral election.[16] HP MP-10N63US-920 Laptop Keyboard The New Bedford Police Department patrols the city from four stations. The main station is on Rockdale Avenue in a converted supermarket plaza and replaces the former headquarters (located downtown). There are also branches in the North End (at the intersection of Tarkiln Hill Road and Ashley Boulevard), South End (along Cove Street near the end of Route 18), and Downtown (on Pleasant Street near City Hall). The Chief of Police is Currently Ron Teachman. HP G62-361TX Laptop Keyboard The Fire Department is full-time, and has seven firehouses distributed around the city. The Fire Department headquarters (sta. #2) is on Purchase Street in the downtown district and houses administrative offices of the department as well as personnel. TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7305 Laptop Keyboard There are four post offices, the Central (a scaled replica of New York's Penn Station Post Office) located downtown, one in the South End, and two in the North End. TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7226 Laptop Keyboard The city formerly operated a trash dump in the Mount Pleasant area of town between the regional airport and the Whaling City Golf Course. However, owing to pollution concerns, it was closed in the 1990s. The city now provides weekly trash and recycling pickup.  HP Pavilion dv6-2023eg Laptop Keyboard The MBTA has proposed providing commuter rail service to the city.[13] As of May 14, 2006, total capital costs for commuter rail service to New Bedford were projected to be $800 million, and the project has not yet been funded by the state; HP G62-b39SE Laptop Keyboard which is still reeling financially from the financial excesses of the Big Dig project in Boston.[14] CSX Transportation (formerly Conrail) provides freight rail service to New Bedford, terminating at the New Bedford Rail Yard in the port area.[8] Until 1959 the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad provided train service to New Bedford from Boston and from Providence via Taunton. HP Pavilion DV6-1120ew Laptop Keyboard As of April 6, 2007, Governor Deval Patrick has proposed a 1.6 billion dollar plan called South Coast Rail to bring commuter rail service to New Bedford andFall River.[15]TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5245 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford is represented by four state representatives, representing the Ninth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth districts. The Ninth includes Dartmouth, as well as parts of Freetown and Lakeville; Compaq Presario F762NR Laptop Keyboard the Thirteenth includes parts of Freetown, Lakeville and Middleborough; and the Eleventh and Twelfth are both entirely within New Bedford. The city is represented in the state senate, by Senator Mark C.W. Montigny, in the Second Bristol and Plymouth district, which includes the towns of Acushnet, Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Mattapoisett. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard The Third Barracks of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police, located nearby in Dartmouth, patrol New Bedford. The city is part of Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, represented by U.S. Representative Barney Frank. The state's senior (Class I) U.S. Senator, re-elected in 2008, is John F. Kerry. The state's junior senator is Scott Brown, elected in a special election in 2010. DELL Vostro PP37L Laptop Keyboard New Bedford Public Schools is the community school district. New Bedford High School is the sole public high school for the city. With a student enrollment of approximately 3,500 students in grades 9-12, New Bedford High School is one of the largest high schools in Massachusetts and also New England. The schools mascot is the "Whalers", a tribute to the city's long and rich whaling history, and the schools colors are Red and White. SONY VAIO VGN-SZ220 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford High School participates in Division 1 athletics, the largest and most competitive athletics division in Massachusetts. New Bedford is a member of the "Big 3 Conference", which consists of New Bedford High School, Brockton High School, andB.M.C. Durfee High School, which are the 3 largest high schools in the Southeastern Massachusetts region of the state, hence the name "Big 3 Conference.  HP Pavilion dv6-2020sa Laptop Keyboard Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School - New Bedford is also the home to Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School, a large vocational high school serving the city New Bedford, and also the towns of Dartmouth and Fairhaven.  SONY VAIO VGN-NR21Z/S Laptop Keyboard The schools mascot is the "Bears," and the school colors are Green and Gold. Greater New Bedford is known for their powerhouse Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Girl's Basketball teams, whom have all won League, Regional, & State Championships in recent years. HP G72-b01SA Laptop Keyboard Other Public Schools In addition, the city operates two alternative junior-senior high schools, Whaling City Alternative School, out of the original Greater New Bedford Vocational High School building, and Trinity Day Academy. There are also two charter schools, the Global Learning Charter Public School [2], which serves grades 5-12 and the Alma del Mar Charter School [3] which is growing to serve grades K-8 and currently serves grades K-3. SAMSUNG R522 Laptop Keyboard Other Schools There are seven Catholic schools within the city. Many of the students who attend these schools go on to attend Bishop Stang High School in neighboring Dartmouth. There are also two preschools and the Nazarene Christian Academy, a school operated by the Church of the Nazarene. The city also is the site of the marine campus of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (located at Fort Rodman) as well as its satellite visual art campus located in the former Star Store building downtown. HP MP-10N63US-920 Laptop Keyboard Higher Education New Bedford is also home to one of Fisher College's neighborhood campuses. Located on Church Street in the north end of the city, they serve adult learners from the greater New Bedford region and the surrounding communities of Taunton, Wareham, and Fall River. Bristol Community College has a satellite campus in Downtown New Bedford. Nearby Dartmouth is home to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus, as well as the UMass Dartmouth Law School, the first public law school in the state. DELL 1R28D Laptop Keyboard Closed Schools Two Catholic high schools closed recently: Saint Anthony High in 1978, and Holy Family High School, which closed in 1984. Both schools were small in registrations but were considered by some to be influential in New Bedford's 20th century culture. As of the end of the 2006/2007 school year, Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel, located on Crapo St in the city's South End, had closed down because of financial difficulties. DELL PK1303Q0100 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford and surrounding communities are a part of the Providence metropolitan area. At the 2000 census[30], there were 93,768 people, 38,178 households and 24,090 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density was 4,660 per square mile (1,799/km2). There were 41,511 housing units at an average density of 2,063/sq mi (797/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.86% White, 4.39% African American, 0.62% Native American, SONY VAIO VGN-C2S Series Laptop Keyboard 0.65% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.51% from other races, and 5.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.21% of the population. The ethnic makeup of the city is estimated to be 38.6% Portuguese, 9.1% French, 8.0% Cape Verdean, 7.9% Irish, 7.3% English, and 7.1% Puerto Rican. Lenovo 63Y0047 Laptop Keyboard There were 38,178 households, of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01. HP G42-415DX Laptop Keyboard Age distribution was 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.  HP G42-364LA Laptop Keyboard The median household income was $27,569, and the median family income was $35,708. Males had a median income of $31,388 versus $22,278 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,602. About 17.3% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over. SONY Vaio PCG-K215M Laptop Keyboard

Crime

On March 6, 1983, Cheryl Araujo was gang raped at Big Dan's Bar in New Bedford, on Belleville Avenue, in the north end of the city. The film The Accused was based on this incident. HP G42-415DX Laptop Keyboard On February 2, 2000, drug dealer Matthew C. Cleary was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after he fired a sawed-off shotgun into a door of a house, allegedly following a drug deal gone bad. After his arrest, police found approximately 13 bags of cocaine in his apartment residence. In March 2002, while incarcerated for an unrelated crime, he pled guilty to two felony counts relating to his arrest.[31]HP 519265-001 Laptop Keyboard In 2000, crime had dropped to a 20-year low with 3,166 total crimes tracked by the Crime Reporting Unit of the Massachusetts State Police, of which 789 were violent crimes (the lowest violent crime rate since 1975), and 2,377 were property crimes.[32]HP 636191-001 Laptop Keyboard etts history with a total of 260 kilograms. The leader was Rafael Yeje Cabrera.[33] According to witnesses and police, on February 1, 2006, Jacob D. Robida attacked and seriously wounded three patrons of Puzzles Lounge, a New Bedford gay bar.[34] He fled to Arkansas where he murdered a female companion and a police officer and later died from wounds (seemingly self-inflicted) received in a shootout. HP Pavilion dv6-2170us Laptop Keyboard New Bedford appeared on America's Most Wanted on February 11, 2006, for three unsolved murders: that of Marcus Cruz in 2001, Cecil Lopes III in 2004 and Dana Haywood in 2005, run as part of a report on the Stop Snitching phenomenon that has hindered police investigations nationwide. New Bedford is called "The Secret City" because of the Stop Snitching phenomenon. The show,  SONY VAIO VGN-NR11Z/S Laptop Keyboard broadcast on February 11, received good ratings, but "almost no" calls, being one of the first episodes, the first for such to happen. New Bedford has thirty unsolved homicides since 2000. Most stem from the ongoing feuds between the United Front and Monte Park neighborhoods. The gangs are located in the south and west ends of the city. Lenovo 63Y0047 Laptop Keyboard On December 12, 2006, gunman Scott Medeiros shot and killed a doorman and a manager at the Foxy Lady strip club, shot a patron and two police officers and then killed himself.[35]HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop Keyboard In recent years over 80 gang members from UFP, Monte Park, and Latin King members have been detained, indicted and imprisoned curbing violence in 2007 and 2008. In May, 2010, it was reported that " Not a single person arrested in the roundups since 2007 has yet been acquitted in the state superior or federal courts" and "gang-related shootings and homicides are down from the violent levels seen before 2007."[36]HP G62-100SL Laptop Keyboard  HP G62-b25SA Laptop Keyboard The Ash Street Jail, which houses inmates from Bristol County, is located in New Bedford and is currently the oldest continuously operating jail in the United States.

Economy

The economy of the Pilgrim settlement in the New Bedford area was initially based around a few farming and fishing villages. The early Bedford Village quickly became a commercial zone and from there became a major whaling and foreign trade port. In the early 18th century, the Russell family purchased this area and developed it into a larger village (Joseph Russell III having made the most significant contributions).  SONY VAIO VGN-NR11Z/S Laptop Keyboard Age of Sail ships built in New Bedford include the schooner Caroline and whaleship Charles W. Morgan. By the 18th century, entrepreneurs in the area, such as whaling merchants from Nantucket, were attracted to the village and helped make it into one of the top whaling cities in the country. The most significant of these merchants was Joseph Rotch, TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5214 Laptop Keyboard who bought 10 acres (four hectares) of land in 1765 from Joseph Russell III on which he and his sons ran the family business. Rotch moved his business to New Bedford since it would be better for refining whale oil and manufacturing candles made from whales. As these parts of the whaling industry had been monopolized by a merchant cartel inBoston, Newport, Rhode Island, and Providence, Rhode Island, Rotch felt that it would be better for business to handle these himself by moving to the mainland. DELL Vostro PP37L Laptop Keyboard The relationship between New Bedford and Nantucket allowed the two cities to dominate the whaling industry. In 1848 New Bedford resident Lewis Temple invented the toggling harpoon, an invention that would revolutionize the whaling industry. This helped make New Bedford more powerful than Nantucket, thus making it the most powerful city in the whaling industry. HP Pavilion dv6-3052nr Laptop Keyboard Another factor was the increased draft of whaling ships, in part the result of greater use of steel in their construction, which made them too deep for Nantucket harbor. Syren, the longest lived of the clipper ships, spent over a decade transporting whale oil and whaling products to New Bedford, principally from Honolulu, ACER Aspire 7741Z Laptop Keyboard and was owned for several years by William H. Besse of New Bedford. As a result of its control over whaling products that were used widely throughout the world (most importantly whale oil), New Bedford became one of the richest per capita cities in the world. SONY VAIO VGN-FS415E Laptop Keyboard Many whalers would quit their jobs in 1849, though, as the Gold Rush attracted many of them to l

eave New Bedford for California. During this time Herman Melville, who worked in New Bedford as a whaler, wrote the novel Moby-Dick and published it in 1851; the city would be the initial setting of the book, including a scene set in the Seaman's Bethel, which still stands today. DELL Inspiron 1564 Laptop Keyboard Despite the power it gave to New Bedford, the whaling industry began to decline starting in 1859 when petroleum, which would become a popular alternative to whale oil, was discovered. Another blow came with the Whaling Disaster of 1871, in which twenty-two New Bedford whalers were lost in the ice off the coast of Alaska.[37] The New Bedford firm J. & W. R. Wing Company, Lenovo Thinkpad X220i Laptop Keyboard the largest whaling company in the United States, sent out its last whaleship in 1914,[38] and whaling in New Bedford came to its final end in 1925, with the last whaling expedition being made by the schooner John R. Manta. SAMSUNG Q30 Laptop Keyboard In the mid-1840s, New Bedford was the site of the first petroleum fuel refinery in the United States, as newly discovered Pennsylvania crude oil was shipped to New Bedford to be refined for lamp oil and other oil. Standard Oil would ultimately buy this refinery, located on Fish Island. Fish Island was also the site of an early experiment in coal gasification, leading to an explosion of a building. Packard Bell Easynote TX86 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford was able to remain wealthy because of its textile industry. Starting in 1881, the textile industry grew large enough to sustain the city's economy. The creation of the New Bedford Textile School in 1895–1899 ushered in an era of textile prosperity that began to decline in the great depression and ended with the end of the textile period in the 1940s. SONY VGN-FE39VP Laptop Keyboard At its height, though, over 30,000 people were employed by the 32 cotton-manufacturing companies that owned the textile factories of New Bedford (which were worth one hundred million dollars in total). Tool and die operations also left the area steadily, starting in the 1970s. SONY VGN-FE28B Laptop Keyboard Until the mid-1990s New Bedford was home to a thriving commercial fishing community that fished Georges Bank, but in 1996 action was taken to reduce over-fishing, which devastated commercial fishing in the area.  Packard Bell EasyNote W3451 Laptop Keyboard Fishing and manufacturing continue to be two of the largest businesses in the area, and healthcare has become a major employer. The three largest single employers based in New Bedford are Southcoast Hospitals Group, one of the top ten employers in Massachusetts (healthcare), Titleist (golf clubs, balls, apparel, manufacturing), and Riverside Manufacturing (apparel manufacturing). HP Pavilion dv6-2190ep Laptop Keyboard、 While accurate figures are hard to come by, tourism appears to be a growing industry. New Bedford tourism centers on fairs and festivals including the Summerfest Folk Music and Arts Festival, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet, and the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (the largest Portuguese cultural celebration in the nation). HP G62-a11SA Laptop Keyboard Tourism also focuses on the historic whaling industry, and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is the only national park unit that focuses on the whaling industry's impact on the history of the United States. HP Pavilion dv6-2108ea Laptop Keyboard Driven in part by increased tourism, a Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel opened in New Bedford in late May 2010. This became the first hotel in the city to open in over 40 years, though it is well-supplied with bed and breakfast establishments, and its neighbors to the east and west also offer hotel accommodations. SONY VAIO VGN-FS625B Laptop Keyboard According to a 2001 study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis, the three largest employment sectors in the Greater New Bedford area (the area includes New Bedford and Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Wareham) were as follows: services (26% of total employment); wholesale trade (22%); manufacturing (19%).  SONY VAIO VGN-N31M/W Laptop Keyboard The largest industries by employment in the area were as follows: health services, eating and drinking places, wholesale trade, food stores, and social services. In 2002, the city received $61,194,358 in taxation revenue, $44,536,201 in local receipts, and $12,044,152 classified as other available. HP Mini 210-1135LA Laptop Keyboard In 2005 the unemployment rate was 7.3%, having dropped throughout the 1990s from 12.5% to 5.3% in 2000, and then having risen to 10.4% in 2003. By 2009, in the midst of the economic crisis of the era, the unemployment rate got as high as 12.4%.Bell Easynote TM97 Laptop Keyboard Entertainment New Bedford has had a sporadic history of successful musicians. During the 1970s, the Tavares, a soul music group made up of five brothers from New Bedford, became a chart topping success with such songs as "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" and "More Than a Woman". In 1999, the pop group LFO (Lyte Funky Ones), Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard whose group member Harold "Devin" Lima is from New Bedford, had a hit single with their song "Summer Girls". Have Heart, a Straight-edge hardcore band, were formed in New Bedford in 2002, before breaking up in 2009. Most recently, the hardcore punk band A Wilhelm Scream has gained some success, having been added to the 2005Warped Tour lineup. SONY VAIO VGN-AR570 Laptop Keyboard New Bedford natives Hector Barros and Scott Ross were members of the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, led by actor Mark Wahlberg. They achieved success with their 1991 single, Good Vibrations, which reached number one in the U.S., Sweden, and Switzerland. Josh Newton from the band Every Time I Die was born in New Bedford. COMPAQ Presario C700 Laptop Keyboard In 2002, the movie Passionada was filmed in New Bedford, making it the first film to be shot in the city in 45 years.[42] Previously, film director John Hustonshot a scene for the movie adaptation of Moby-Dick in front of Seamen's Bethel in 1956. However, all other exterior shots for New Bedford in the film were shot in Youghal instead. TOSHIBA P205-S7469 Laptop Keyboard The 2011 movie Whaling City, about the fight of an independent fisherman to save his boat and his way of life, is set in New Bedford and was filmed there. New Bedford was the town where 100 brides in the 1968-70 TV series Here Come the Brides came from prior to their arrival in 1860's Seattle, Washington. The television series only lasted 2 seasons and all the locations in the series were shot in Burbank, California. Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard A character named New Bedford appeared on a Family Guy episode (in 2006) as a friend of another girl named Dakota. The fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island is "situated" near New Bedford. Family Guy episode "Lottery Fever" Peter mentions New Bedford while looking at a whale painting HP 633736-001 Laptop Keyboard

Museums

New Bedford is the home of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the centerpiece of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. It is the country's largest museum on the subject of whaling and the history of interaction between humans and whales. The Museum has the skeletons of a 66-foot (20 m)-long baby blue whale (obtained in 2000), HP 550 Laptop Keyboard a 35-foot (11 m)-long adult humpback whale (obtained in 1900), and a 45-foot (14 m)-long sperm whale (obtained in 2004) on display. All whales died in New England waters and were cleaned and assembled for display. DELL Latitude D620 Laptop Keyboard The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, is a 28-room Greek Revival mansion that was built for the whaling merchant, William Rotch, Jr., in 1834. Between 1834 and 1981, three prominent families owned the house and chronicles 150 years of economic, social, and domestic life in New Bedford. The house was restored by the Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE) in the early 1980s and converted into the house museum it is today.[43] SONY VAIO VGN-NR21Z/S Laptop Keyboard Tours of the house and grounds are available; the facilities can also be rented for private events. Weddings in the rose garden are popular. The Rotch-Jones-Duff House also has a summer concert series, and it hosts an annual "cookie contest." HP G56-118CA Laptop Keyboard The New Bedford Art Museum is located in the heart of New Bedford's historic downtown. The museum offers engaging exhibitions of artwork, both local and international in origin. Not far away is Gallery X, a community art gallery. TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard The New Bedford Fire Museum is housed in a handsome red-brick building, formerly Fire Station No. 4, which opened in 1867. The fire station was one of the oldest continuously operating fire stations in the state when it was closed in 1979. The museum has a collection of old firefighting equipment and some old fire engines. Visitors can try on old uniforms and slide down the pole. Old city fire records dating to 1890 are available for research and review. Retired and active city firefighters act as docents. SONY Vaio PCG-K215M Laptop Keyboard The New Bedford Museum of Glass reflects the city's history as home of the Mount Washington and Pairpoint glass companies. The museum's collection ranges from ancient to contemporary glass with a large focus on the glass of New England. A research library boasts over eight thousand volumes on glass. The museum is located in one of the historic Wamsutta Mills textile factory buildings. HP 599572-001 Laptop Keyboard

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