• 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?

Liberty Hall with its 1795 bell, was an important meeting site for abolitionists in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Abraham Lincoln spoke in New Bedford on September 14, 1848, in Liberty Hall on William Street. At the time, he was a little-known congressman from Illinois plugging the election of Zachary Taylor.