Dried lavender sachet craft May 12

Ruth and Abby tend to flowers
Ruth and Abby tend to flowers

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News Release Date: May 7, 2016

Contact: Emily G. Prigot , 508-996-4095 x 6105

It is time to open the windows and air the house. Bring the fresh smell of springtime into your home! This coming AHA! Night, Thursday, May 12, from 6-8 PM, join Ruth, one of the National Park Service's 1850s ladies, to make a dried lavender sachet to tuck into a drawer or linen closet. This free event will take place at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William St., downtown New Bedford. AHA! (Art, History, &Architecture) is New Bedford's free downtown cultural night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. For more information about AHA! go to www.ahanewbedford.org.

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-4 PM.The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge.For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe or visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com


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Last updated: May 7, 2016

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