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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.
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 http://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP.