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Dates:Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat from 3/2/23 - 3/31/23
Hours:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:Learn Something
In honor of Womenís History Month, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is offering their Whaling City Women Highlights Tour four days a week --Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays -- at 1:00 PM throughout the month of March.

Each 60-minute tour is included in the price of museum admission that day.

Led by a museum docent, visitors can take in a variety of exhibits and learn the often-overlooked stories of the women who contributed to New Bedford's history.

Some stories highlighted on the tour include:
-Intrepid women like Marian Shaw Smith and Elizabeth Marble who accompanied their captain husbands on whaling voyages around the world.

-The contributions of Black women like Polly Johnson and Amelia Piper to New Bedfordís Underground Railroad.

-How the labor movement provided unique leadership opportunities for local factory workers such as Dora Bastarache and Eulalia Mendes

-How women like Mary T. Vermette and Emily Howland Bourne were instrumental in preserving local history and creating the exhibits that we now enjoy.

The tour features more than a dozen women profiled on Lighting the Way: Historic Women of SouthCoast

Launched in 2018, the New Bedford Whaling Museumís project Lighting the Way: Historic Women of SouthCoast unearths hidden histories of remarkable women from the SouthCoast of Massachusetts who have made an extraordinary impact on their community and beyond.

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This tour is free with admission to the Museum.



18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA, 02740 map
Phone: 508-997-0046


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