- Cultural Communities
- Digital Scholarship
- 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
- Painting with a Splash
- Lifelong Learning Lecture Series
- Of Earth, Sea & Fire Symposium
- Where the Land Meets the Sea
- Watkins Bioacoustics Symposium
- Nautical Antiques Show
- 27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
- Painting with a Splash FOR KIDS
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Charles W. Morgan Visit
- Whaling History Symposium
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Past Programs 2013
New Year's Swingin' Eve
An event not to be missed – the Whaling Museum's festive and family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration!
Members Holiday Party
A performance by folk singer Aoife Clancy, followed by a reception with holiday desserts and teas. December 15th
New Bedford Whaling Museum @ the Ellis Antiques Show
The New Bedford Whaling Museum's special exhibit at the Ellis Boston Antiques Show, October 24–27, 2013
Haunted Whale Ship
An all-new family-friendly Halloween event geared for children 12 & under. October 26th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
37th Whaling History Symposium
Held at the Museum with a focus on the New Bedford Port District – October 19th and 20th
Old Dartmouth Lyceum 2013
The 2013 Lyceum focused on the new exhibition Arctic Visions: "Away then floats the Ice-Island".
7th Annual International Whaleboat Regatta
Presented by the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society. September 4th – 8th
Melville Family Day 2013
A fun-filled day of activites and crafts in celebration of Melville's birthday.
Cape Verdean Independence Day Concert
July 5th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Music by KabuJazz Ensemble and John Miranda's Band. Donations to benefit the Cape Verdean Scholarship Fund.
Summer Family Programs
2013 listing of family activities and programs at the Museum during the summer months.
Members Trip to the Azores
This 8 day excursion will offer two half day sightseeing tours of Logao do Fogo and Sete Cidades, and two full day sightseeing tours of Furnas and Nordeste.
Scrimshaw Weekend 2013
The annual Scrimshaw Weekend, held at the Whaling Museum each year since 1989, is the world's only regular forum for scrimshaw enthusiasts.
Arctic Visions Opening
An enjoyable evening of activities for the entire family, Friday, April 26 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A week of programming in February celebrated the Dabney legacy with events at the Museum, the Providence Athenaeum, Bristol Community College, and Boston College.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Primer
This free public event featured talks by two chocolate historians and sampling of authentic colonial chocolate beverage recipes.
Sailors' Series 2013
The 2013 lecture series featured individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats and the sea.