Weekly Story Hour for Toddlers

Storyteller plays xylophone with three children watching and listening
storyteller Jackson Gillman engages his young audience with music

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News Release Date: April 3, 2016

Contact: Emily G Prigot, 508-996-4095 x6105

Toddlers love to go places and have fun, and so do their parents and caregivers. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park offers engaging activities each week at Whales, Tales and Sails. Thisfree, one-hour story hour takes place each Friday morning beginning at 10:00 AM.The event features professional storyteller Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, and crafts at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's Corson Maritime Learning Center. Whales, Tales and Sails is geared for children ages 0-5. The park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford.

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April 15 - Boats

April 22 - Wings

April 29 - Trees

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. The visitor center offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-3 PM.The visitor center is accessible to all. Admission is free. For more information, call 508-996-4095, go to the park website at 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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Last updated: April 3, 2016

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New Bedford, MA 02740

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