Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Local History

Diplomacy in New England, The First Thanksgiving?

is an online resource published by the National Museum for the American Indian.

Historical Sketch of Massachusetts

is part of the Massachusetts State Government website.   Historical Sketch provides a brief history of the Bay State from the earliest Native Americans to the 1990s.

Local Community Profiles

includes histories for all Massachusetts towns and cities.   To access a town’s history, click on the town and then select “community profile”.

New Bedford Ecological History

is maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  It is an excellent site for those interested in the history of New Bedford harbor, and will likely prove valuable for people looking for a broad overview of the city’s history.

New Bedford History

is a short history of the city as published in the SouthCoast Today section of the Standard Times.

New Bedford Whaling Museum

provides information on American whaling.

Plymouth Colony Archive Project

contains a wealth of information including biographies, court records, wills, maps, topical articles and more.