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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
Debra Cowan sings maritime ballads in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's garden on Thursday evening, August 14 from 6:30-7:30 PM as part of New Bedford's AHA! night. The park is located at 33 William Street, New Bedford.AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) is a FREE arts &culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. This month's theme is A Midsummer's Night Eve.
That same evening, from 6-8pm, Ruth &Abby, the national park's1850s ladies, request the pleasure of your company at a midsummer's night garden party. Join them under the colonnade at the 54th Infantry Plaza behind the Custom House. All events are free and open to the public.
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.