Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.The history of firefighting in New Bedford, Mass., began in 1772 with the purchase of the town's first fire engine.Building 3 or the City Clerk's Office at 133 William St.click for more details Located on the southern tip of the city in Fort Taber Park and operated by the Fort Taber Historical Association, Inc., the museum preserves and interprets New Bedford’s long and rich military history. and others along this journey to be forever grateful for ..." Muriel's Story ...Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.While the basic structure of the department remained unchanged, during the latter years of the nineteenth century new, (unnamed) motorized engines eventually replaced horse-drawn engines, and firefighters became regular employees instead of volunteers.Engine companies comprising the local fire department were assisted by the New Bedford Protecting Society,formed in 1829, to help preserve property rescued from fires.
click for more details New Bedford has a fascinating history, filled with stories of whalemen going to sea, escaped slaves seeking freedom, and connections to the sea that span for centuries.
The New Bedford Bike Committee bicycle tourism map has all the current bike lanes, and racks and the various attractions nearby in New Bedford. click for more details This 97 acre multi-use park was initially planned in the 1890’s by Charles Eliot of the famous landscape architectural firm of Olmstead, Olmstead and Eliot.
Comprised of both active and passive recreation areas; with forest, fields and a large pond, it is also home to one of the finest small zoos in the country. click for more details Seasonal Lifeguards AM – PM Volley Ball Court – Restrooms – Outdoor Showers – Playground Parking passes are available at the Parks, Recreation & Beaches office at 181 Hillman St.
There is a historic bowling green, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, picnic areas, and a gazebo.
The park hosts many entertainment functions throughout the year.
With all the stories to tell, National Park Rangers and Volunteer staffers conduct narrated walking tours of this 13-block area of cobblestone streets and whaling era buildings. click for more details Located in the Acushnet River at the entrance to New Bedford Harbor, this 6-acre island is designated for walking and other passive recreational uses, such as bird watching.