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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
The 2014 Thursdays in the Park Concert Series continues with a performance of maritime songs on Thursday evening, August 7, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 PM. The free concert takes place in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's garden, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. In the event of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors to the National Park theater.
Marieke Slovin is the co-founder of Story-to-Song LLC, a company that helps people compose songs from the stories of their lives. Marieke has been working as a consultant to the National Park Service, mining oral history collections to compose original songs about people and their lives and work. She has written songs about people from all walks of life and leads songwriting workshops for youth and adults.
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.