Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association

Fort Taber ~ Fort Rodman Historical Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to assisting in the restoration, preservation and perpetuation of Fort Rodman and its surroundings, included the Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Military Museum. The purpose of our website is help spread understanding and awareness as to Fort Taber & Fort Rodman’s continued service to the community of New Bedford, not just in the past, but the present and future.



Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser

Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser to benefit Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Friday, June 2, 2017. To be held at Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford, MA, 6-10PM.  Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the door.  Whiskey tasting 6-9PM. Music by Jazz Guitarist Jim Robitaille. Hot and cold hor’s d’oeuvres, cash bar. A variety of domestic and foreign whiskeys provided by Douglas Wine & Spirits. Judging and raffle prizes 9-10PM. 21+ only event.

For tickets and more information contact Ray at 508-994-9893 or Joe at 508-996-3850. Tickets also available at Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Military Museum, 1000C Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA. Museum open 1-4PM daily. 


Fort Taber curator to speak at Rochester Historical Society May 17

See article from Sippican Week

Merchant Mariner Memorial Rededication

On Saturday, November 19th the association hosted a program honoring the service of the Merchant Marine in the Military Museum. The program included speakers, the unveiling of an updated Merchant Marine section, and a rededication of the Merchant Mariner memorial.

Civil War-era cannons buried at Fort Taber in New Bedford?

Read the Article from SouthCoast Today.

FTFRHA Featured in MassRealty Article

Museum Vice President and Curator  Bob Bromley was recently interviewed for an article that appears on the MassRealty web site.  Read the article here.

New Bedford Museum Brings Military History Alive

Read the  Article From SouthCoast Today.