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June 2018 Meeting

On June 3rd, 2018 We held a meet and greet presentation at the Wamsutta Club at James Arnold Mansion. The meeting was to introduce the James Arnold Mansion to our neighbors and surrounding area residence. We explained our history and what our vision is for the future. We envision the Mansion being an asset to…

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Restored James Arnold gardens will be open to public

In a letter to Henry David Thoreau in November 1855, Daniel Ricketson of New Bedford answered Thoreau’s questions about the trees at the James Arnold mansion on County Street. Local residents are probably more familiar with the mansion as the home of the Wamsutta Club. Ricketson, a birder and naturalist, was friends with Thoreau. His…

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Adopt-a-Tree

The beautiful and historic trees that adorn the grounds of the James Arnold Mansion are in need of help.  All too many years of deferred maintenance and numerous storms have taken their toll. To extend the lives of our trees in a healthy, disease-free condition, the Board of Directors of the James Arnold Mansion, Inc.…

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Tree removal to mark revival of James Arnold Mansion

NEW BEDFORD — Chainsaws will be on the grounds of the former Wamsutta Club next week as improvements begin to reflect the character of the mansion built by James Arnold in 1821. Landscape architect Paul R.V. Pawlowski has been retained by the nonprofit James Arnold Mansion Inc. to rethink the property that is now mostly…

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Wedding of the Century

James Arnold Mansion, Inc. held a fundraising event, the reenactment of the wedding between James Arnold and Sarah Rotch, on October 28th at the James Arnold Mansion 427 County Street. Excellent food, music, dance as well as silent auctions and open bar followed the ceremony. This year is the 210th anniversary of the actual wedding…

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New Bedford’s Arnold Mansion secures nonprofit status

NEW BEDFORD — Say hello to the city’s newest nonprofit. The James Arnold Mansion on County Street in New Bedford filed the necessary paperwork and hence has received its nonprofit status. Members of the Wamsutta Club, which occupies the mansion, formed the James Arnold Mansion Inc. a year ago because they wanted to raise money…

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website! Our organization’s mission is to preserve, restore and maintain the historic James Arnold Mansion and real property (located at 427 County Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts) for the public’s enjoyment; to educate the public about the history of the mansion and the Arnold Family, and their role in the history of New…

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