New Bedford Trivia:
- The history of New Bedford pre-dates the Pilgrims of Plymouth by 18 years when it was explored by English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold.
- Nicknamed "The Whaling City" because it was, during the 19th century, one of the most important whaling ports in the world.
- New Bedford is the home of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the country's largest museum on the subject of whaling and the history of interaction between humans and whales.
- In 1838, Frederick Douglass, the runaway slave who became a famous abolitionist, settled in New Bedford.
- In the mid-1840s, New Bedford was the site of the first petroleum fuel refinery in the United States.
Young Parents – Offers pregnant and parenting out-of-school youth, aged 14–24, who have not achieved a high school diploma with a variety of educational and life skills training.
For more information on the New Bedford programs, contact Barbora Hazuková, Regional Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
486 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 984-7419
Fax: (508) 984-7481