Toddlers love to go places and have fun. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park offers free, engaging activities each week, beginning September 5-- Whales, Tales and Sails. Thisfree story hour takes place each Friday morning from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. The weekly event features professional storyteller Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music, crafts and free play at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's Corson Maritime Learning Center. Whales, Tales and Sails is geared for children ages 0-5. The theme for the September 5 session is The Sea. The park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford.
Meghan Kish, superintendent of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, said, "We know that there is tremendous public demand for this program and the park is so pleased to continue to offer this program. We invite anyone and everyone to this entertaining and family-friendly event in our park each Friday at 10:00 AM."
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-3 PM. The visitor center is accessible to all. Admission is free. For more information, call 508-996-4095, go to the park website at www.nps.gov/nebe, or visit the park's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP