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Press Releases

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2021 Press Releases

01.04.21 Whaling Museum’s 25th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon Moves Online Jan 8-10, 2021

2020 Press Releases

10.20.20 Whaling Museum offers half-price admission to New Bedford residents

10.19.20 Whaling Museum offers free admission to Westport and Dartmouth residents

10.13.20 Nautical photographer Onne van der Wal returns to Whaling Museum’s Sailors’ Series

10.08.20 Whaling Museum exhibition brings together historic and contemporary masterworks

10.07.20 Lighting the Way Votes campaign covers how, when, where, and why to vote

09.09.20 Live online concert to feature mosaic of melodies from around the world

09.08.20 Online talk to reveal industrial evolution of Port of New Bedford in photos

08.27.20 Virtual Panel Discussion on Women of Color Organizing for Social justice and Equality

08.03.20 Whaling Museum to unveil public art honoring local historic women

06.30.20 New Bedford Whaling Museum Plans for Reopening

06.24.20 Lighting the Way adds 100th historic woman of the SouthCoast on June 25

06.08.20 Common Ground: A Community Mosaic asks, “What’s your story?”

06.05.20 New Bedford Whaling Museum supports local teachers and frontline workers

06.03.20 Monumental book is first in three decades about beloved New Bedford artist

04.30.20 Whaling Museum’s Sailors’ Series moves online

04.20.20 Call for online community participation in public art project

03.30.20 New Bedford Whaling Museum Releases ‘Museum from Home’ Activities Online

03.13.20 New Bedford Whaling Museum Announces Closure in Response to Coronavirus Concern

03.08.20 Navy Day at Whaling Museum highlights ocean research efforts

03.02.20 Whaling Museum, YWCA showcase works of art inspired by historic SouthCoast women

02.19.20 Maritime Weekend highlights history, lore, and beauty of maritime art and antiques

02.18.20 Youth Voices for the Ocean exhibition raises ocean conservation awareness

02.06.20 Application Period Open for Educators to Participate in Moby-Dick Teaching Institute

02.05.20 Whaling Museum’s Sailors’ Series features adventures at sea

02.03.20 Whaling Museum hosts Art Week during February vacation

01.30.20 Call for Young Artists | IGNITE: A Youth Showcase of Art Inspired by Historic Women of the SouthCoast

01.28.20 New book: The Voices of Marine Mammals

01.23.20 New Bedford Whaling Museum opens second exhibition in Cabo Verde


2019 Press Releases

11.18.19 Whaling Museum Seeks New Museum Guides

10.17.19 Whaling Museum’s Moby-Dick Marathon returns January 3-5, 2020

10.17.19 A 1920s Mystery Affair is a who-dun-it for teens, and by teens

10.09.19 Event will link educators with people and programs at Whaling Museum

10.03.19 Sailors’ Series speaker to explore rich heritage of Azorean Whaleboat

10.02.19 Emily T. Mead is Whaling Museum’s new Director of Philanthropy

09.12.19 Portraits of a City takes an intimate look at turn of the century New Bedford

09.05.19 Symposium to focus on Dutch Golden Age Art, Climate, Culture, and Innovation

07.25.19 Harnessing the Wind features music inspired by summer, wind and waves

07.19.19 De Wind is Op! Lecture looks at climate, culture, and innovation in Dutch maritime painting

07.02.19 Party for the Ocean headlines slate of Whaling Museum family programs

06.24.19 Summer Lighting the Way tours will focus on women who changed history

06.13.19 New Exhibition to Explore Climate, Culture, and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting

06.10.19 Exhibition celebrates the Cape Verdean experience

05.29.19 Exhibition and Lecture on Nationally Known Artist Norman Fortier

05.10.19 Exhibition features artwork documenting American maritime legacy

05.02.19 Mother’s Day walking trail tour features historic women of the SouthCoast

04.09.19 Whaling Museum hosts one-of-a-kind dance performance April 28

04.05.19  Symposium to focus on Whaling, World Cultures, and Contemporary Issues

04.02.19  Eat, see, hear like a North Atlantic right whale on April 15 at the Whaling Museum

03.22.19  New Bedford Whaling Museum Receives $1.5 Million Gift

03.07.19 WHOI expert to share discoveries about elusive whale species

03.06.19 Sailors’ Series lecture to focus on research vessel that helped launch modern whale conservation

03.05.19 Young people take center stage for Women’s History Month events at Whaling Museum

02.15.19 Hundreds of scholars, artists and historians to gather for Whaling Museum’s Scrimshaw Weekend, May 10-12, 2019

02.13.19 Young local writers to ‘light up’ the night in spoken word contest

02.12.19 Tiffany Henriksen is new Manager of Young Adult Programs

01.31.19 Whaling Museum to offer new indoor tours featuring historic women of the SouthCoast

01.30.19 Whaling Museum’s February Vacation Week features Paul Cuffe Day and free “Whales Today” fun

01.18.19 Whaling Museum is Offering Free Admission to Federal Workers


2018 Press Releases

12.26.18 Whaling Museum’s Annual Moby-Dick Marathon Coming Soon

11.08.18 New Bedford Whaling Museum names Christina Turner as Director of Education

10.24.18 Film A Plastic Ocean reveals the newest science in a crisis with global stakes

10.18.18 SouthCoast Film Forum brings America’s longest-running film festival to New Bedford

10.09.18 Archeologist, historian to speak about 20th century Arctic fur trade

10.04.18 Spooky Science of the Sea – October 27 at the Whaling Museum

09.20.18 Echoes of the Panorama: An evening with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Panorama – October 7

09.19.18 Smithsonian paleontologist to speak about the past, present and future of whales

09.13.18 Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to New Bedford Whaling Museum

09.12.18 Expert to share research on historic Indian mariners

09.05.2018 New Park and Exhibition Honor Captain Paul Cuffe

08.13.2018 Whaling Museum Seeks New Museum Guides

08.07.2018 O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt, by Michael P. Dyer, Curator of Maritime History for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, has been short listed for the Alice Award

08.02.2018 Make your own crankie or mini-panorama at free Whaling Museum workshop

08.01.2018 Party for the Ocean – Monday, August 13 at Whaling Museum

07.24.2018 Whaling Museum experts explain the significance of America’s longest painting

07.11.2018 Ujifusa lecture to feature remarkable characters and incredible stories

07.02.2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum Resurrects America’s Longest Painting

07.02.2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum to feature SouthCoast Artist in exhibition

06.21.2018 Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast Launches July 12

06.21.2018 Whaling Museum Curator and Author Wins Maritime Research Award

04.30.2018 Internationally Acclaimed Author, Filmmaker, Broadcaster Philip Hoare to Speak at Whaling Museum

04.06.18 “Where the Land Meets the Sea” lectures focus on efforts to restore, maintain ocean health and marine wildlife

03.29.2018 Coline Jenkins to speak about first Central Park statue to honor women’s history

03.28.2018 Spring Break at the Whaling Museum, April 16 – 20

03.16.2018 Amanda D. McMullen to lead New Bedford Whaling Museum

03.06.2018 World’s Most Comprehensive Whaling History Database Released

02.22.2018 Exhibition features contemporary photography inspired by 19th century landscape painter

02.20.2018 The Second Half and Whaling Museum present afternoons at the movies

02.13.2018 The musical We Did It For You! arrives in New Bedford March 15

02.09.2018 28th annual Sailors’ Series lectures focus on remarkable maritime photography

02.08.2018 Hundreds of scholars, artists and historians to gather for Whaling Museum’s Scrimshaw Weekend, May 4-6, 2018

02.01.2018 Internationally Acclaimed Storyteller Helps Kick off February Vacation Week at the Whaling Museum    

01.24.2018 Local History Guild Discussion Series Premieres on AHA! Night February 8, 2018


2017 Press Releases

12.14.2017 Whaling Museum’s Annual Moby-Dick Marathon Will Draw International Audiences

12.7.2017 Call for applications – Summer Institute to help teachers interpret and teach Moby-Dick

11.9.2017 New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Apprenticeship Program Receives National Award

11.2.2017 Whaling Museum Historians to Explore America-Asia Relations 

10.26.2017 Whaling Museum’s Moby-Dick Marathon Returns January 5-7, 2018

10.03.2017 World experts visit New Bedford for Thou Shalt Knot Symposium 

09.27.2017 Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to New Bedford

09.26.2017 Two new exhibitions explore life of Manjiro Nakahama and America – Japan relations

09.21.2017 Whales Today Lectures explore whale ecology, ocean health, marine mammal conservation

09.20.2017  New Bedford Whaling Museum Conducting National Search for Next President

09.20.2017 New Bedford Whaling Museum expands Whales Today exhibition

08.30.2017  New Bedford Whaling Museum Joins Initiative to Bridge Income Inequality in the Arts

08.17.2017  “Scrimshaw 101” Seminar at the Whaling Museum

08.02.2017  Whaling Museum to receive two grants from National Endowment for the Humanities

07.19.2017  The Sippican Hotel during the Golden Age of Marion

07.17.2017  Symposium to explore Yankee whaling industry as first venture capital business model in USA 

07.11.2017 Former Attorney General of Ireland to speak about the Good Friday Agreement and its impact on Brexit

07.07.2017 Party for the Ocean Monday, July 17 – Family Event Explores Ocean Health

07.06.2017  Whaling Art History Book and Exhibition Offer New Perspectives on Life at Sea

07.06.2017  Author of Rowing for My Life to lecture at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

06.28.2017  New Bedford Whaling Museum CEO Moving on the New Position in Nantucket

06.14.2017  Thou Shalt Knot Exhibition to Celebrate Clifford W. Ashley

06.13.2017  Whaling Museum Seeks New Volunteers

06.06.2017  Give to the Whaling Museum by Dining at Not Your Average Joe’s in Dartmouth

06.02.2017  Whaling Museum’s High School Apprenticeship Program is National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist

05.30.2017  Whaling Museum honors Lusophone connections with new Portuguese-language website

05.18.2017  Award-winning Photojournalist Peter Pereira to Exhibit Regional and International Work

05.11.2017  New Bedford Whaling Museum 114th Annual Meeting Friday, May 19

05.02.2017  Captain Joshua Slocum: A Man for All Oceans – Book Launch and Exhibition Opening

04.26.2017  Celebrating Sippican: the Golden Age of Marion – Lecture and Exhibition Opening

04.14.2017  Symposium marks revitalization of historic Mariners’ Home and Seamen’s Bethel

04.12.2017  Little Lagoda soon to set sail across Atlantic

03.30.2017  New Bedford Whaling Museum to Host Symposium on one of New Bedford’s Finest 19th Century Artists

03.27.2017  Spring Break at the Whaling Museum, April 17 – 21

03.22.2017  Free lecture at the Whaling Museum on locally born, internationally renowned artist Albert Pinkham Ryder

03.03.2017  Hundreds of scholars, artists and historians to gather for Whaling Museum’s Scrimshaw Weekend, May 12-14

03.01.2017  Walking trail, website, online application and school curriculum will tell stories of remarkable women from Greater New Bedford

02.16.2017  Whaling Museum to Revitalize and Greatly Expand Captain Paul Cuffe Park

02.01.2017  Lecture series to explore charity, human rights, and social justice, through centuries of struggle in both the US and Ireland

01.30.2017 Internationally Acclaimed Storyteller Helps Kick off February Vacation Week at the Whaling Museum

01.24.2017  Cornell-bound Voc-Tech student is first Whaling Museum high school apprentice to attend Ivy League school

01.19.2017  Spring Lecture Series Dedicated to Storied Adventures at Sea

01.12.2017  Presidential objects bear witness to history   

01.3.2017  New Grant Funding for Whaling Museum to Help Local Youth with College Readiness and Success


2016 Press Releases

12.19.2016  Hundreds to gather at New Bedford Whaling Museum for 2017 Moby-Dick Marathon

12.13.2016 NBWM awarded $25,000 grant for new book; Grant from Robert David Lyon Gardiner Foundation

11.30.2016 Whaling Museum to publish long-awaited and artfully illustrated whaling journal, considered a masterpiece of its genre

11.16.2016  Whaling Museum looking for multi-lingual, multi-cultural volunteers

11.09.2016  Cabo Verdean Minister of Culture, Abraão Vicente, coming to New Bedford

11.07.2016 Free family-friendly event at the Whaling Museum to celebrate one hundred years

10.26.2016 Painting by elephants part of Timeless Toys exhibit at Whaling Museum

10.17.2017 The “Haunted Whaleship” Event Returns to the Whaling Museum October 29

10.06.2016 Frozen in Time: Early New Bedford photo album reveals richness of daily 19th C life – Lecture and book signing

10.05.2016 New program in schools brings science to life for New Bedford students – All About Whales

10.03.2016 Illustrated Seminar “Scrimshaw 101” at the Whaling Museum

09.29.2016 Special Centennial Programming at the New Bedford Whaling Museum this Fall

09.21.2016 Exhibition features photographs of early 20th C Norwegian whaling in Co. Mayo Ireland

09.20.2016 Whaling Symposium to Explore Cultural and Genealogical Ties Between New England and the Alaskan Arctic

09.20.2016 Major exhibition explores New Bedford’s curious role in Irish history from the 18th century through the famous “Easter Rising” in 1916

09.12.2016  Manhattan Short Film Festival to be Hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum

09.08.2016  Upcoming Free Lecture – Empowering Muslim Women and Communities: A Personal Story

09.01.2016  New Bedford Whaling Museum names Sarah W. Rose as Vice President, Education and Programs

08.30.2016  New Bedford Whaling Museum awarded $180,000 for restoration of famous panorama – America’s longest painting

07.14.2016  “Party for the Ocean”: Free family-friendly event PLUS evening screening of “Sonic Sea” & panel

06.17.2016  Whaling Museum hopes to broaden access and understanding with multi-lingual, multi-cultural volunteers

05.26.2016  Mayor Jon Mitchell meets with “Connecting Coastal Communities” participants from Húsavík Whale Museum and New Bedford Whaling Museum

05.11.2016 Whaling Museum opens new family interactive zone on Sunday, May 22

05.11.2016 Inner Light: The World of William Bradford

05.06.2016  113th Annual Meeting to include opening of new Grimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room and sneak-peek into the new Casa dos Botes Discovery Center Friday, May 20

05.02.2016  Collaborative Efforts Lead to “Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales”

05.02.2016  Lagoda – World’s largest ship model & its “brick berth” mark 100 years in 2016

04.29.2016  Background on Lagoda/Bourne Building Centennial

04.26.2016  Massachusetts high school students visit Iceland

04.22.2016  New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts 7th Annual Nautical Antiques Show, May 13

04.14.2016  Whaling Museum summer programs and events

04.04.2016 Right Whale Day lets families explore and learn together – Monday, April 18

03.25.2016 New Bedford Whaling Museum to host 28th annual Scrimshaw Weekend, May 13-15, 2016

03.23.2016 Whaling Museum hosts “Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean: Global Issues and Solutions to Marine Debris”

03.18.2016 The Buzzards Bay Coalition and New Bedford Whaling Museum partner to present second year of “Where the Land Meets the Sea: Working to Restore and Maintain the Health of the Buzzards Bay Watershed”

03.03.2016 Sailors’ Series: A Century of Design & Invention

01.04.2016  Nuno Sá photography exhibition Oásis opens at the Whaling Museum, Jan. 7    

01.04.2016  Media Alert Whaling Museum, Cabo Verde Ministry of Culture, City of New Bedford to Reveal International Cultural Partnership Plans


2015 Press Releases

12.03.2015  Innovative Climate Tracking Initiative Launched – Old Weather: Whaling

12.03.2015  ‘Party for the Icebergs’ Free Family-Friendly Event Saturday December 5th at the Museum

11.18.2015  A Christmas Carol at the Whaling Museum

11.13.2015  New film ‘Counting Fish’ debuts on Harvest of the Sea Day, Nov. 22

11.02.2015  Whaling Museum issues multiple RFPs for exhibit expansion, campus enhancements

10.23.2015  “Heart of the Sea” Lecture Series to be offered Whaling Museum, Nov. 3-17

10.05.2015  Whaling Museum opens new $8 million learning center

09.22.2015  Bristol Community College and Whaling Museum Partner to Host Global Film Festival

09.21.2015  The Schooner Ellenor Anchors Museum’s Bradford Collection

09.18.2015  New Biography Chronicles Famed Yachtsman and Designer C. Raymond Hunt

09.16.2015  Meditation workshop at the Whaling Museum this Sunday Sept. 20

09.15.2015  Second-Half Lecture Series returns to the Whaling Museum

09.09.2015  Whaling Museum to host NY Times Best Selling Author Anthony Amore

08.20.2015  International program brings together two world-renowned maritime institutions

08.12.2015  Robert Rocha assumes presidency of National Marine Educators Association

06.26.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum opens Dr. Gilbert and Frima Shapiro Gallery, July 4

06.03.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum extends hours on ‘Evening Tuesdays’

05.26.2015  Annual meeting day to include dedication of new International Gallery, May 29

05.11.2015  Annual Scrimshaw Weekend to include discussion of controversial bills

05.08.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum earns top nonprofit rating

04.29.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum awarded $50,000 grant to restore famous panorama

04.21.2015  Sailors’ Series focuses on maritime archeology at World Trade Center site, April 23

04.15.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum to establish satellite exhibition space in Cabo Verde

04.12.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum position on Bill H-1275 (pdf)

04.10.2015  “Energy & Enterprise: Industry and the City of New Bedford” opens April 17

03.30.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum kicks-off April vacation week with Right Whale Day celebration!

03.27.2015  “Where the Land Meets the Sea” presented by the Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition continues on April 1

03.26.2015  Painting with a Splash for Kids is coming to the New Bedford Whaling Museum on April 11

03.24.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum to host 27th annual Scrimshaw Weekend, May 15-17, 2015

o3.23.2015  ‘Schooling With Whales’ Weekend Teachers Workshop, April 18-19, 2015

03.12.2015  Author John E. Conway to present “Tales of the Buckrammer” lecture at the Whaling Museum on Thursday, March 19

03.10.2015  The Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition partner to present “Where the Land Meets the Sea: Working to Restore and Maintain the Health of the Buzzards Bay Watershed”

03.05.2015  The Museum celebrates ceramic arts in March with two exhibitions and a NCECA Pre-conference Symposium

02.23.2015  Painting with a Splash is coming to the New Bedford Whaling Museum

02.14.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum closed Sunday, February 15

02.10.2015  Feb. 12 Sailors’ Series lecture featuring Llewellyn Howland postponed due to potential snowstorm

02.06.2015  The Voices of Whales: Whaling Museum Receives a Major Gift from WHOI

02.04.2015  Sailors’ Series celebrates 25 years with diverse lineup Feb. 12 – May 7

01.26.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum closed January 27 & 28

01.23.2015  Presidents’ Day kicks off February vacation programs at the Museum, Feb. 16-20