The public is invited to join the New Bedford Preservation Society for its Summer Walking Tours Series, presented on AHA! Nights, every second Thursday in June, July, August from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Barnes will be the tour guide with interesting narrative about the architecture and history of the city’s various 19th century neighborhoods featured on the tours.

Tours will not be held in inclement weather.

Old Bedford Village, June 14

Gather at 6 p.m. at the Friend’s Meeting House 83 Spring St. This tour will present a fascinating snapshot of local and national history through the homes of whaling caption and merchants, the Quaker society Friends Meeting House, to Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House where Frederick Douglass began his journey as an abolitionist and civil rights leader.

Neighborhoods of the Textile Era, July 12

Gather at 6 p.m. at the Grinnell Mansion, 379 County St. New Bedford was an important center for textile production in the world at the industry’s peak in the early 1900s. This tour will highlight some of the neighborhoods and explore the legacy of this long and eventful history of New Bedford.

Victorian New Bedford, August 9

Gather at 6 p.m. at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County St. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are characteristic of the 19th century architectural styles of New Bedford. Most of the homes on this walking tour are the result of enormous growth in manufacturing, transportation and commerce in New Bedford from 1850 to 1900 and are architectural treasures of an era that influenced a nation.

Save the date

Dec. 15 and 16 will be the 27th Annual Holiday House Tour. To learn more about the society call 508.997.6425 or visit nbpreservationsociety.org .