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The Prince Henry Society
New Bedford Chapter
PO Box 6726
New Bedford, MA 02742


The SOCIETY’s third objective is the preservation of our heritage/culture. The children of immigrants benefit measurably from exposure to their Portuguese heritage. We have accomplished this objective by various methods:

  • Support the teaching of the Portuguese language
    1. Direct financial support of credible projects
    2. Purchasing of text books
    3. Buying of Portuguese flags/maps for classrooms throughout Massachusetts
  • Prince Henry “The Navigator” statue located at Prince Henry Park on Popes’s Island in New Bedford serves as a permanent testament to our heritage and his responsibility for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents.
  • Various sponsorships for “The Arts” including the “Windows of the Azores” and the Susan Melo’s recital at the Zeiterion Theater
  • Our Scholarship Program: The process from application to final award focuses heavily on the importance of being aware and proud of the Applicant’s heritage.
  • For the SOCIETY’s 25th Anniversary in 2005, we commissioned local artist Arthur Moniz to create a collection of only 200 original prints to permanently memorialize this occasion. The end product was a beautiful rendition of our statue and surroundings at Prince Henry Park.