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Contact: Lee Blake, 508-978-8828
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was one of the most celebrated regimentsof black soldiers that fought in the Civil War, and New Bedford played an important role in recruiting men for that regiment. A public art mural dedicated to this accomplished and determined group of men will be unveiled and dedicated on Saturday, July 18, from 2:00-4:00 PM at Custom House Park, downtown New Bedford, just steps away from where the recruiting station was once located. Robert G. Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service, will be the keynote speaker.The event is being presented by the Artist-in-Residence Partnership. For more information on this event please contact the New Bedford Historical Society, 508-978-8828, Facebook.com/nbhistory.