Whaling Museum to offer new indoor tours featuring historic women of the SouthCoast

Lighting the Way tours – Wednesdays at 1 pm

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – During cold weather months, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is offering new indoor tours exploring the historical impact of inspiring SouthCoast women. The one-hour indoor guided tours of the Museum’s collections run every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. and are based on research conducted during the collaborative community project "Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast." The tours are free for Whaling Museum members or with paid Museum admission. The Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Mass. More information is available at www.whalingmuseum.org or (508) 997-0046.

“Lighting the Way” tells the stories of remarkable historic women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who shaped their SouthCoast communities, the nation, and the world. Led by the Whaling Museum, a diverse group of organizations and individuals is contributing to the ongoing project. “Lighting the Way” launched historicwomensouthcoast.org in 2018, along with a walking trail in New Bedford, Mass., and associated mobile app and printed map. Outdoor guided tours of the Lighting the Way Walking Trail were offered in the summer and fall of 2018 and will resume in the spring.

Tina Malott
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 140


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales in the world’s oceans, and the history and culture of the SouthCoast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit www.whalingmuseum.org.