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New Bedford Celebrates Juneteenth

  • Whaling National Historical Park 33 William Street New Bedford, MA (map)

Celebrate Juneteenth with the New Bedford Historical Society and National Park Service with a day of music, folk tales, and arts and crafts to commemorate the anniversary of the end of enslavement for millions of African Americans across the U.S. in 1865.

Festivities are from 2 to 5 p.m. June 16 at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park , 33 William St.

Activities include the new Frederick Douglass Walking tour, stories with the National Park 1850s Ladies, Doodles Creative Session with a hands-on pop-up studio and live music.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at