- Digital Scholarship
- The Second Half: Lectures
- WJEC Grand Opening Celebrations
- 3rd Annual Haunted Whaleship
- Book Signing: "A Genius at His Trade"
- Film: "Most Likely to Succeed"
- Lecture Series: Whales in the Heart of the Sea
- Cartography Conference
- An Evening of Yoga & Music
- The GAEA Summit
- Annual Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
The New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts a number of special events and lecture series throughout the year, such as the Moby-Dick Marathon, a non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece, the Whaling History Symposium, and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum.
The Moby-Dick Marathon
A weekend of programs surrounding the nonstop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece.
Old Dartmouth Lyceum
Established in 1828, the Old Dartmouth Lyceum is the region’s oldest public forum for “the advancement of popular education.”
The Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures present a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea.
Whaling History Symposium
Bringing together scholars, writers, artists, museum curators, and local historians to share interests in whaling, Melville, maritime history, nautical lore, and whaling heritage worldwide.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.”