- Digital Scholarship
- 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
- Dialog with Dr. Darder
- Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration
- Of Earth, Sea & Fire Symposium
- Watkins Bioacoustics Symposium
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Scrimshaw Weekend
- Annual Events
- Charles W. Morgan Visit
- Whaling History Symposium
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
2015 and 2014 Past Programs are listed on this page.
If you are looking for information from a previous year, click on a link below.
An introduction for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands, presented by Stuart M. Frank, PhD, Senior Curator Emeritus of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
"The Hunt for Moby-Dick", Lecture by Philip Hoare
This pre-marathon lecture featured celebrated author Philip Hoare, with a screening of his film titled The Hunt for Moby-Dick.
Renew & Celebrate
A New Year’s yoga and meditation class at the Museum, appropriate for all levels of experience.
Book Signing: "No Ordinary Being"
Book Signing and Meet-and-Greet with author Llewellyn Howland III at Lannan Ship Model Gallery in Boston.
Book Launch & Holiday Open House
The official book launch of No Ordinary Being: W. Starling Burgess, Inventor, Naval Architect, Poet, Aviation Pioneer by Llewellyn Howland III. December 4 from 6 - 8 pm.
Chairman's Awards Celebration
A dinner to honor stalwart friends of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society. November 21
Old Dartmouth Lyceum
The Museum's 2014 Fall lecture series focused on major upcoming projects. October 16, 30, November 13 and 18.
Free Screening: "20 Feet From Stardom"
The Zeiterion Theater presented a free screening of the film 20 Feet From Stardom in anticipation of Darlene Love's live concert.
Around the World and Back Again Reception
Exhibition opening reception as part of the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series. Thursday, October 30.
New Bedford Whaling Museum @ the Ellis Boston Antiques Show
The New Bedford Whaling Museum special exhibit at the Ellis Boston Antiques Show, Thursday through Sunday, October 23–26, 2014.
Haunted Whale Ship, Spirited History
Back by popular demand! The family-friendly haunted whale ship reappeared Saturday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fado from Portugal
Portuguese Fado singer Duarte Coxo created an intimate evening of Fado in the Whaling Museum Theater. October 17
Panorama Conservation Project Unveiling
The official unveiling of the Panorama, October 16. This event was part of the Old Dartmouth Lyceum series.
Lecture: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho
In partnership with UMass Dartmouth's Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. Wednesday, September 24th
NY Portuguese Short Film Festival
A New Bedford Premiere that showcased the best work of a new generation of filmmakers. September 18th
Members' Trip to Madeira
A memorable week-long exploration of the beautiful island of Madeira, Portugal. September 11-19, 2014
Culture*Park Theater presented scenes from the upcoming tour of Two Portuguese-American Plays. Thursday, September 11th
Free Fun Friday
On August 22nd, the Museum offered special activities throughout the day with free admission.
Lecture: Why Whales Matter
A lecture and book signing with Joshua Horwitz, author of the new book: War of the Whales: A true story. Thursday, August 14th
Over the Top 2014
With the theme of Over the Top: Under Construction, this event embraced the “unfinished” nature of the building construction site, giving guests an insider preview.
Portuguese Event Series
Series included an intimate evening of fado, soccer legend Antonio Simoes, films from Portugal and a tourism presentation.
Whaling History Symposium
The Charles W. Morgan was the focus of the symposium this year, held during the historic whaleship homecoming.
Charles W. Morgan Pre-Homecoming Event Series
In anticipation of the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival, the Museum hosted a family-friendly event series – free and open to the public.
Morgan Countdown Celebration
A boatload of free family friendly activities on Wednesday, June 25th from 2-8 p.m.
The Beetle Whaleboat Project
The construction of our Beetle whaleboat, the history of the Beetle Boat Company, and the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
Perilous Oceans: The Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
Public Lecture with Chet Van Duzer. Friday, June 6th
Heading into its 24th year in 2014, the Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures presented a wide variety of experiences and adventures.
26th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
Characterized by a wide spectrum of world-class scrimshaw, fine food, new ideas, and high camaraderie. 5th Annual Nautical Antiques Show kicked things off.
The Sea Inside: A Love Letter to the Sea
Public talk and book signing with author and cultural historian, Philip Hoare. The presentation is on his latest book, The Sea Inside.
Presidents' Day & February Vacation Week
The Annual Birthday Bash with special guests George, Abe and Teddy. Vacation week activities continued daily from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., ending with All Aboard the Lagoda.
The River and the Rail: A Symposium on Enterprise & Industry in New Bedford
Thirteen speakers addressed the evolution of New Bedford as a commercial center.
Colonial Chocolate Night
Held on AHA! night, featuring authentic colonial chocolate beverage recipes, products and free samplings.
Moby-Dick Marathon 2014
Our 18th Moby-Dick Marathon was the longest continually running readathon of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece.