Phone: 508.992.5342
Fax: 508.993.7288
Quick Search
Search the Catalog

Search Our Site
Hours
Monday and Wednesday
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays
Archives and Historical Research by appointment
Upcoming Events
Links
Donald Bernard Plaque, Daughters of American Revolution Plaque

FAIRHAVEN MEMORIALS                                     

Location:  North side of old ammunition bunker, Fort Phoenix Historic Park, Fairhaven, MA

IN MEMORY OF
HISTORIAN, AUTHOR, AND FIRE CHIEF

DONALD R. BERNARD

WHO LED REVOLUTIONARY AND
CIVIL WAR ENACTMENTS ON
THIS SITE.  HIS EFFORTS BROUGHT
AWARENESS OF THE SIGNIFICANT
ROLE THIS AREA HAS PLAYED SINCE
THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION.

DEDICATED ON DECEMBER 11TH 1993
BY A GRATEFUL PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY

Donald Bernard was a tireless worker concerning the history of Fairhaven.  He was responsible for organizing militia groups that performed many re-inactments at the Fort, both colonial and Civil War era.  The plaque was dedicated December 11, 1993 and was placed on the north wall of the old stone fort.

Location: Fort Phoenix

FORT PHOENIX
BUILT FOR HARBOR DEFENSE
IN 1775
DESTROYED BY THE BRITISH
SEPTEMBER 6, 1778
LATER REBUILT AND NOW
THE PROPERTY OF
THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN

THIS TABLET ERECTED BY
FORT PHOENIX CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
OF NEW BEDFORD, MASS.
1930

A tablet commemorating the part played in the history of Fairhaven by Fort Phoenix was unveiled December 14, 1930 by members of the Fort Phoenix Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, on a rock wall of the Fort.  In 1998, the tablet was damaged in an attempt to steal it and is now being reconditioned in order to be replaced on the wall.

Undated Fairhaven Star Newspaper articles, Millicent Library.