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Contact: Emily G Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
Join Ruth and Abby, the national park's 1850s ladies, for Healthy Oceans Day on Saturday, August 15, from 1:00-3:00 PM. A healthy ocean is necessary for a healthy sustainable earth. Blending traditional and modern technology will lead us to a healthier future. Become a steward of our waters at your national park. This free event will take place in the garden at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. In case of inclement weather it will be moved indoors.
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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