Daily Archives: April 18, 2010

“On the Front Page: the Carnation Revolution” – an Exhibition in the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

The Carnation RevolutionExhibit Inauguration: April 23, 2010 at 4:00 PM – Her Excellency the Consul of Portugal in New Bedford, Dr. Graça Fonseca, will inaugurate the exhibition.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ongoing exhibition information:

What: On the Front Page: the Carnation Revolution – an Exhibition
In the William Q. and Mary Jane MacLean Gallery of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, located in the Claire T. Carney Library
When: April through May, During the regular Archives hours  Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces an exhibition entitled “On the Front Page: the Carnation Revolution” organized by the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, in collaboration with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Claire T. Carney Library.

The Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos, in Portuguese), also referred to as the 25 de Abril, took place 36 years ago in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 25, 1974.  Besides ending Portugal’s forty-year dictatorship and starting a democratic form of government, the Carnation Revolution also led to the independence of Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia.



Curated by Sónia Pacheco, the librarian archivist for the Ferreira-Mendes Archives, the exhibition documents the events surrounding the 25 de Abril through the use of historic newspapers from New Bedford and Portugal.

For directions to the UMass Dartmouth campus, see https://www.umassd.edu/vtour/.

Please use Parking Lot 13.