- Cultural Communities
- Digital Scholarship
- 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
- Nautical Antiques Show
- 27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
- Right Whale Day
- April Vacation Week
- A Grateful Dead Yoga Experience
- Portuguese Theatrical Performance
- Over the Top Summer Gala
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- 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.”
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.