• Historic buildings and the waterfront in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Park Stewards

Park Ranger Alexa Nieves started as a Park Steward in 2010.

Former Park Steward Alexa Nieves is now a Park Ranger at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

In the summer of 2012 the Park Stewards at New Bedford Whaling NHP are launching on their own artist-led "Expedition". This creative summer program will combine art education and visits with working artists in New England national parks, including Cape Cod, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Olmsted, Saint Gaudens and Weir Farm. The Park Stewards will also produce a mini-documentary about the Expedition and create their own artistic expressions of the national park experience. The program will conclude with a public exhibit opening and world premiere of the documentary to showcase the art created by the Park Stewards. To keep up with the progress of the program, follow the Park Stewards' video blog.

 
"Ranger Chuck" assisting park stewards with a canoe.

My Backyard
My Backyard is a YouTube series created by the 2011 Park Stewards participants. The series focuses on the millions of acres of public land available for all people to enjoy. Each episode explores a different National Park site, and the various ways people can enjoy them. Episodes of My Backyard are posted on this page and the park's YouTube channel.

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Crew members at sea

By the 1840s, black sailors constituted about one-sixth of the labor force; and by 1900, West Indians, Azoreans, and Cape Verdeans had become a majority.