Quakers. For some, this religious group is associated with the past. And while it’s true that Quakers were instrumental in the founding of “Old Dartmouth” (the greater New Bedford area), Quakers are still very much alive, present, and steeped in strong religious conviction on the South Coast. Explore the Quaker way with Quaker Heritage Day on Sunday, September 2, from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm with New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. The National Park, in collaboration with the Seamen’s Bethel and the New Bedford Friends Meeting House. The day will be filled with activities for children and adults, including crafts, games, lectures, a picnic lunch, dress-up activities, and dance. The event is free and will take place at several locations in downtown New Bedford, including the park visitor center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford, the Seamen’s Bethel at 15 Johnny Cake Hill, and the Friends Meeting House at 83 Spring Street.