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

Teen Night is November 1 at New Bedford Whaling Museum

NEW BEDFORD, Mass – Mystery-minded high school students will present a special who-dun-it night for teens on Friday, November 1 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. During A 1920s Mystery Affair, guests will be invited to try games and activities to reveal clues, question witnesses, and solve the mystery of who stole a trove of jewels from the Museum’s collection. 1920s attire is optional but there will be a costume contest, prizes, and light refreshments. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be free of charge. A student ID will be required for entry. The hosting students are part of the Whaling Museum’s nationally recognized High School Apprenticeship Program. Details about the event are at www.whalingmuseum.org. The Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill, in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Manager of Young Adult Programs at the Whaling Museum, Tiffany Henriksen, commented, “This special event is an opportunity for teens from New Bedford and surrounding areas to interact and connect with each other in a welcoming environment created just for them by their peers. Our high school apprentices are excited to be gaining valuable experience by planning, promoting, and hosting the event, where they’ll serve as Whaling Museum ambassadors.”

The Whaling Museum’s High School Apprenticeship Program receives support from the Mass Cultural Council and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tina Malott
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 140


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is: Free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit www.whalingmuseum.org.


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Tina Malott
508-997-0046 Ext. 140

Caption (below): One of the Whaling Museum’s high school apprentices poses as a 1920s heiress in these publicity stills for A 1920s Mystery Affair.

apprentice posing in 1920s outfit 

apprentice posing in 1920s clothes and jewelry