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Contact: Andrew Schnetzer, 508-996-4095 x 6106
Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105On AHA! night, Thursday, March 9, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will screen a film about weaving. In conjunction with AHA! New Bedford’s March theme of All Sewn Up, the Park will show Lowell National Historical Park’s film, “The Continuing Revolution.” The film will be screened at 6:00 pm in conjunction with AHA! (Arts, History, Architecture.) The 17-minute film orients visitors to the unique history of Lowell, providing an introduction to the city’s creation and planning as an industrial city. The film highlights the city’s founders, its workers, its decline as an industrial center, and the creation of the National Park. Both the start and the end of the film emphasize Lowell as a diverse, vital, and modern city, connected to its past but always looking to the future. The film will pique visitors’ curiosity about Lowell, its culture and history, and will inspire visitors to explore and experience both the park and the city, as well as see connections between Lowell and New Bedford’s proud mill history. This screening takes place at the park visitor center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford, and is free of charge.
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 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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