New Bedford Preservation Society is celebrating
45 years of preservation this year!
As part of the year's festivities join the NBPS for a free Summer Walking Tours Series.
Bruce Barnes will be your tour guide with interesting narratives about the architecture and biographical history of the city's various 19th century neighborhoods featured on the tours. Tours will not be held in inclement weather.
Thursday, August 8th - 6pm
Howland Mills Walking Tour
Gather at 302 Bolton Street.
The Howland Mill story is one of the most compelling in the history of New Bedford. William D. Howland attempted to establish a utopian community of manufacturing facilities and residential villages that for a brief time was a national model of labor/capitalist harmony. It all came crashing down in financial chaos in 1897 which caused Howland to take his own life. The historic Howland Mill Village, a collection of 50 single family cottages remains as a testament to Howland's utopian vision.