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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105Take an indoor walking tour on AHA! night, Thursday, December 8 at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and join a ranger in the theater to see images of local landmarks and hear stories of the city’s whaling past. Indoor walking tours will take place at 6 & 7 PM, followed by a brief informal discussion. 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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