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November 3, 2020
Massachusetts absentee ballots must either be postmarked by this date, or returned in person by close of polls.

October 28, 2020
Deadline to request an absentee ballot in Massachusetts (by 5:00 p.m.)

October 24, 2020
Deadline for online and in-person voter registration in Massachusetts. Massachusetts voter registration sent by mail must be postmarked by this date.

October 17–30, 2020
Early voting period in Massachusetts. Dates and hours may vary based on location. Get information for your city or town at beginning October 9.

August – October 2020
Seaport Art Walk
See sculptures and murals inspired by Lighting the Way as you walk along New Bedford’s working waterfront in the Seaport Cultural District.
(Seaport Art Walk 2020 is a collaboration of New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford Creative, the City of New Bedford’s Tourism Department, New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, UMASS Dartmouth, and Bristol Community College).

September 17, 2020
Women of Color “Lighting the Way” to Equality in New Bedford and Beyond
At this historic and unprecedented time, join us for this online panel discussion that aims to showcase the rich legacy of civic engagement of women, especially women of color and young adults. (in collaboration with YWCA of Southeastern MA)

September 3, 2020
Exhibition opening date for Ripples. Through a Wampanoag Lens

August 20, 2020
Exhibition opening date for In the Neighborhood

August 13, 2020
Virtual Public Art Unveiling
Join us for the unveiling of the Lighting the Way for All public artwork by Alyn Carlson, featuring two historic SouthCoast women selected by public voting: educator Marial Harper and community leader Jennie Horne.

August 13, 2020
Seaport Art Walk Lighting the Way Tour
On Facebook @AHAnewbedford
Take a tour featuring artworks inspired by Lighting the Way during AHA! New Bedford. New murals and sculptures will be exhibited along the waterfront on Pier 3 and State Pier until October. Presented by New Bedford Creative.

May 1–31, 2020
Lighting the Way for All: Watch and Vote

March 12, 2020
IGNITE: A Youth Showcase of Art Inspired by Historic Women of the SouthCoast
(in collaboration with YWCA of Southeastern MA)

February 26, 2020
Submission deadline for IGNITE: A Youth Showcase of Art Inspired by Historic Women of the SouthCoast

February 17, 2020
Lighting the Way Hands-On Art Workshop
(in collaboration with YWCA of Southeastern MA)

November 14, 2019
Teaching the Freed People: Reading the Diary of Ellen Kempton
Ivy MacMahon and Lee Blake of the New Bedford Historical Society shared the found diary of Ellen Kempton, an abolitionist who traveled South to teach after the Civil War.
(In collaboration with The Local History Guild)

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