Guided Trail Tour with Lighting the Way Experts

Join Emily Bourne Research Fellow, Ann O’Leary, and “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast” adviser Mary Howland Smoyer for “Women Activists: Abolitionists and Philanthropists,” a guided walking tour in downtown New Bedford highlighting some of the women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who shaped the city’s history, including Rosetta Douglass, Amelia Piper, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Emily Bourne, Amelia Hickling Jones, and others. This FREE one-hour tour leaves from the New Bedford Whaling Museum and ends at the Grinnell Mansion at 379 County St. Learn more about the Lighting the Way project at

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