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All kinds of history of Fall River area coming to Heritage State Park this month

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All programs are free and open to the public. Free parking available in the DCR lot at 5 Water Street in Fall River. An adult must accompany children. Accessible; reasonable accommodations are available upon advance request. For more information, call (508) 675-5759 XO.

On-going daily in February
EXHIBIT: FIRE & THUNDER: MASSACHUSETTS BLACKS IN THE CIVIL WAR
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. February 1-29
February is Black History Month and Fall River is exploring the African-American experience in Massachusetts in the years leading up to and during the Civil War. “Fire and Thunder,” an exhibit on loan from the Commonwealth Museum, tells the story of how blacks in Massachusetts fought – in the press, on the streets, from the pulpit, the lecture podium, and the battlefield – in defense of human dignity and freedom. A
learning experience for all ages!

On-going daily in February
FILM: SAFE HOUSES: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN FALL RIVER
11:00 a.m.& 3:00 p.m. February 1-29
Discover the hidden history of Fall River and its role in the Underground Railroad. See the houses and streets that welcomed escaped formerly enslaved people. Learn about the abolitionists of Fall River, especially the women, who opened the gates of freedom and their homes in this 20 minute film. Shown in the theater.

Saturdays & Sundays in February
WINTER WEEKEND MOVIE TRIPLE BILL: Sundays in FALL RIVER GOES TO THE MOVIES
Discover the rich heritage of Fall River told through the voices of its people. Join us in our warm and cozy theater to view the remastered classic “The Fabric of Fall River: Self Portrait of a City,” reminisce about fun days at everybody’s favorite amusement park with “Lincoln Park Remembered,” and learn everything you never knew about “The Fall River Line,” the region’s glamorous steamship service to New York. “The Fabric of Fall River” plays twice each day: 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. “Lincoln Park Remembered” plays twice each day: 10:00am &
1:00pm. “The Fall River Line” plays at 12:00 pm each day.

February 15, 16, 22, 23
CRAFTS FROM THE HEART
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Make your own calico. Try some origami. Lend your hand to our loom and weave. On Saturdays, February 15 and 22, and Sundays, February 16 and 23, artists from the Greater Fall River Art Association will celebrate National Heart Month with simple creative heart crafts for the whole family. They provide the supplies….and hot chocolate, too. You and your family supply the talent and enthusiasm! All activities are in the Visitor Center. Accessible fun for the whole family.

On-going daily in February,
VISITOR CENTER, 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
The Visitor Center offers insight into the City’s unique past as a thriving textile center and confluence of cultures. Sit back in the comfort and warmth of the park’s movie theater and watch a marathon of films about Fall River’s past. Try your hand at crafts. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while you enjoy the beautiful views of Battleship Cove and the waterfront. Linger in the galleries for historic photos and an exhibit on African Americans in the Civil War. There is something for everyone and it’s all free!

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