In celebration of Black History Month in February, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will offer several programs to recognize and honor the remarkable achievements of African-Americans from New Bedford. All events are free and will be held at the visitor center located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first federally recognized African American regiments that fought in the Civil War with an enlistment station for Company C adjacent to the U.S. Custom House in downtown New Bedford. More than 60 men from New Bedford enlisted in Company C or other Companies of the 54th Regiment. A brick walkway with the names of New Bedford men enlisted with the 54th Regiment will be unveiled and dedicated to this accomplished and determined group of men on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Custom House Square, downtown New Bedford, just steps away from where the recruiting station was once located.
National Park Week officially kicks off tomorrow, April 18, and if you're wondering how to celebrate, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation have some ideas.
Lend a hand and take some pride on May 10 by volunteering at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to get the park ready for the summer season.
An exhibit that looks at the contributions African-Americans made as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers during the Civil War will be on display at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park from December 17 through January 26.
What better way to enjoy New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park than to take a voyage around the world on a 19th century whaler? You can do that, virtually, beginning June 23 with a stop at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Weaving together narratives from more than a century ago, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the backstory of Moby Dick, a story that spins out from a real case of a sperm whale attacking an early 19th century whaleship.
Loss of the Historic Baker-Robinson Whale Oil Refinery Rankles Officials at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
The recent loss of a historic whale oil refinery in the vicinity of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park serves as a harsh reminder that historic preservation is typically subject to marketplace rules.
This week’s quiz should take only a little while. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll enroll you in the Vinnie and Carmine Institute of Attitude Readjustment.
Books can take us on adventures and to places we never thought possible. Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, one can travel the mid-19th Century world's oceans and return to a tiny East Coast sea port once viewed as the world's richest cities.