Kids ruled at the July AHA!and WHALE’s “Build A Historic House” activity was no exception. Hundreds of kids joined WHALE at the Corson Building to build their favorite model of a historic house found in New Bedford. The most popular architectural styles were the Octagon house, Gothic Revival, and Italiante. Children of all ages enjoyed putting together their historic house and adding their own flair to them with color, windows, and doors. Each house was unique and created a great sense of pride. The children also left with their own copy of WHALE’s coloring book, “Towers, Turrets, and Tenements: The Brave Houses of New Bedford”, which features different architectural styles seen throughout New Bedford.
It was an exciting and busy evening but a fun, interactive way to share the magnificent architecture in New Bedford with hundreds of children.