The City That Lit The World

"The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford…all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea."

H. Melville, "Moby-Dick"

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Judy Roderiques from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park received the Hartzog Enduring Service Award. Roderiques has been a volunteer in the park since 1998 and is an integral part of its award-winning living history program, "Ruth and Abby: the 1850s Ladies.” She also played a lead role in scheduling and reorienting park volunteers when the park reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Last updated: April 11, 2024

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