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All programs are free and open to the public. The Visitor Center is located at 200 Davol Street in the Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Memorial Building. Free parking is available in the DCR Lot at 5 Water Street in Fall River. An adult must accompany children. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Please follow all current COVID guidelines. Visit Mass.gov/COVID. For more information call 508-675-5759.

HERITAGE QUEST: Activities Daily 9:00 AM—3:00 PM

Stop by the Visitor Center, grab one of our unique coloring sheets of moments in Fall River History. Try your hand at origami or even weave a row on our community loom. If you complete an entire row, you too can add your name tag! Get creative and make a holiday ornament or decoration! This is a drop-in self-guided program. Stay for the duration or drop in for a few moments.

EXHIBITS IN VISITOR CENTER: Daily 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

1) FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THE ORIGINS OF MASSACHUSETTS FOODS AND WHY IT MATTERS

Be prepared to be surprised! This colorful exhibit explores the cultural exchanges that resulted from the Europeans’ first arrival to the Bay State, focusing on food, ecological changes, and the pleasant culinary legacy of the confluence of cultures. This special holiday exhibit is on loan from the Commonwealth Museum in Boston. Closing January 14th, 2022. Ongoing Daily

2) FACES OF FALL RIVER

Meet the people of Fall River’s past through a gallery of classic black and white photographs from the textile era. Featured are photos by labor activist/sociologist/photographer Lewis Hine of the immigrant women, men and children who worked the mills that made Fall River the premiere textile city in America. These are the photographs that inspired change in American labor laws and helped abolish child labor.

3) TRACING THE THREADS Explore our comprehensive permanent exhibit which celebrates the cultural, ethnic and industrial history of Fall River. Learn about the waterfalls that shaped the city, enabled its industries, and even gave it its name. Share the stories of the many ethnic groups from around the world who called this city home.

FILMS IN VISITOR CENTER: Daily

1) THE FABRIC OF FALL RIVER 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM, Visitor Center Theater. Discover Fall River’s rich past! The Fabric of Fall River showcases the history of Fall River from the First People, through the cotton mill era to the needle trades of the 1980s. Run-time: 34 minutes.

2) LINCOLN PARK REMEMBERED 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM, Visitor Center Theater. Take a sentimental journey back to southeastern Massachusetts’ favorite amusement park which entertained many from 1894-1987. Enjoy this fun-filled ride into the past with vintage clips and footage from as early as 1920. Run-time 45 minutes.

3) THE FALL RIVER LINE 12:00 Noon, Visitor Center Theater. Climb aboard and explore the premiere steamboat line in America, the Fall River Line, which ran from New York City to Fall River and was famous for its elegance, grace and superior service. Visit a bygone age, when the way you traveled was just as important as getting there. Run-time: 57 minutes.

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