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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Craft Activity with Ruth and Abby

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Ruth and Abby, the 1850s ladies

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News Release Date: February 11, 2014
Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105

Did you know that Victorian ladies used to make flowers out of feathers? Join Ruth and Abby, the national park's 1850s ladies on AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) night for "Birds of A Feather," and learn how to make a simple version of these decorative flowers. This event takes place on Thursday, February 13, from 6:00-8:00 PM, atNew Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. As always, admission is free.


Did You Know?

Arrival of a party from Norfolk Virginia at League Island. Some members of this party wound up in New Bedford.

Between 1840 and 1860 some 300-700 escaped slaves were living in New Bedford. Frederick Douglass was among those who found freedom in New Bedford. He arrived in 1838 after escaping from Baltimore carrying another sailor's protection papers.