Tours: Lighting the Way


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All tours leave from the Whaling Museum and are free for everyone!


Every Other Thursday (July 18 – September 26)

10:30 am – 11:30 am Lighting the Way Walking Tours: Women Changing History

Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of SouthCoast women who fought to make the world a better place. Presented by the Whaling Museum’s project Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park program Lighting the World.


More Lighting the Way Walking Tours

Thursday, September 12
5 pm
Creative Women of New Bedford


About the Project

Lighting the Way: Historic Women of SouthCoast explores the historical impact of women from the region. As educators and philanthropists, abolitionists and crusaders for social justice, investors and confectioners, sister sailors and millworkers, women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds have shaped their SouthCoast communities, the nation, and the world. Lighting the Way is unearthing remarkable stories of women’s callings that required grit, tenacity, and enduring commitment to their families, careers and communities.

Visit the Lighting the Way website to learn more about the project and to read a collection of remarkable stories.