Looking for something awesome to do tonight? New Bedford is honoring one of her most influential and powerful citizens, Mr. Frederick Douglass with a day full of amazing events.
Feb 28th, between 12- 4PM the Nathan and Polly Johnson house will be open for viewing. This was Douglass’ first home here in New Bedford, and the home of New Bedford’s abolitionist power couple.
From 6PM - 7PM, the Whaling Museum will be presenting the student documentary titled “North Star” following New Bedford Youth Ambassadors through their journey to Washington D.C to research the history of the Underground Railroad, and the creative power that journey unleashed for these young people.
Finally, the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center presents Frederick Douglass - In The Shadow of Slavery starring Broadway actor Mel Johnson Jr. in a one-man-show chronicling Douglass’ life from childhood in slavery, his escape to freedom, and his rise to national celebrity. Tickets start at $15 and are still available. Contact The Z for more info.
The fact that this is all going on steps from Douglass’ home, a few blocks away from the church he gave his first few powerful speeches in is just amazing. Go check some of them out if you have time today. Our city is one amazing place to live.
If you’ve got a second, please watch my video application for the Charles W. Morgan stowaway contest. I would be their social media correspondent for the 38th voyage of the last wooden, sail-powered whaling vessel in the world! Two months aboard this historic ship, sharing the experience with all you folks back on dry land through various social media platforms! This is a HUGE opportunity for a native of New Bedford and a wannabe sailor like me!
Looking Back photo taken by me
Cool art in New Bedford
UGLY Gallery <3
The Melville House Bed & Breakfast.
This home was once owned by Herman Melville’s sister Katherine Hoadley & her husband. Believed to be the house Melville would stay at when visiting New Bedford, and this neighborhood is most likely the one described in Moby Dick. Pretty awesome, considering I live only a few blocks away from this spot.
Visit the B&B’s website here.
The Green Bean.