May 23, 2013
2013 Walking Tours Announced
New Bedford has a long and fascinating history, filled with stories of whalemen going to sea for years a time, wives left to run businesses, escaped slaves seeking freedom, and a connection to the sea that spans centuries. The public is invited to
explore this history through free guided tours, offered seven days a week in July and August, at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Tours leave from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s visitor center, located in downtown New Bedford. Daily tours start on Monday, July 8. The park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford.
May 23, 2013
Thanking America’s Armed Forces Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, and those who have served and whom we recall with gratitude on Memorial Day, the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park reminds military families that the National Park Service offers an annual pass offering free entrance to all 401 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.
May 12, 2013
Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series- May 2013
The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, May 17 with In Altro Mare. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.
In Altro Mare looks at fishermen, their families, and the community established by the Italian Americans of Gloucester. The film will be followed by a discussion about the historical and present role of immigrants on the waterfront. Corinn Williams, Executive Director of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA will talk about oral history interviews she conducted with Central American women who work in seafood processing jobs on the New Bedford waterfront.
April 25, 2013
City Views AHA! Night May 9, 2013
Who were the Bierstadt Boys? Find out on Thursday, May 9, AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) night, as Ruth and Abby, the national park’s 1850s ladies, share views of early New Bedford and their friends the Bierstadt Boys, well known for their contributions to pictorial history and the art world. This month’s theme is City Views. The event will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s visitor center, 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. As always, admission is free.
April 25, 2013
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and Whaling History Alliance to Host 3rd Annual Volunteer Cleanup Day & All American Cookout
On Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will host a Volunteer Cleanup Day & All American Cookout, a volunteer initiative designed to provide the national park with people-power to ready the park for the upcoming summer season and engage communities in the National Park experience.
April 21, 2013
National Park and Whaling Museum offer Free Digital Tour App
A new GPS-enabled walking tour application exploring New Bedford’s shoreside industries is now available for Apple and Andriod devices. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Shoreside Industries app takes visitors on a journey through a time when New Bedford’s waterfront teemed with blacksmiths, coopers, caulkers, and others involved in whaling related trades. Free downloads are available on the park’s website, Apple’s App Store, and Google Play. Search keywords “New Bedford Shoreside Industries.”
March 28, 2013
"Arrange for Change" Traveling Exhibit
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park hosts “Arrange for Change” Traveling Exhibit
April 1-April 30, 2013
ENCORE through May 31, 2013
New Bedford, MA— Why is our weather changing so much lately? What are the factors that lead to these changes? Explore the answers to these questions at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Beginning April 1, the park will be hosting “Arrange For Change,” a free traveling exhibit which examines global climate change and how it impacts our world. Created by the National Park Service in cooperation with NASA staff, “Arrange for Change” will be on display in the National Park Service visitor center at 33 William Street from April 1-April 30, 2013.