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Whaling History Symposium
The Whaling History Symposium, first established in 1975, brings scholars, writers, artists, museum curators, and local historians to New Bedford from all over the country and abroad to share interests in whales, whaling, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, maritime history, nautical lore, and the many intriguing facets of whaling heritage worldwide. The 38th Whaling History Symposium was held June 30-July 3, 2014, to coincide with the return of the 1841 Whaleship Charles W. Morgan to New Bedford. The Morgan, making a historic 38th Voyage, spent nine days in New Bedford. This time around, the Charles W. Morgan was the focus, but the topics covered were wide-ranging and deeply engaging.
Click here to view the schedule for the 38th Whaling History Symposium.