Second-Half Lecture Series returns to the Whaling Museum

Six-week series begins this Thursday, September 17

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Explore a variety of thought-provoking topics from whale conservation and ocean health, to cartography and women in whaling at the Second Half Lecture Series this fall. The Lifelong Learning Institute has partnered with the Museum to host the lecture series every Thursday from now until October 22.

The series kicks off this week with “A Dimension not only of Sight and Sound but of Mind: Museums, Libraries, and the Preservation of Knowledge in the Twilight Zone,” with Mark Procknik, Museum Librarian, and “Save the Whales = Save the Humans,” with Robert Rocha, Museum Director of Science and K-12 Programs. Take a journey next week through the evolution of America’s seafood history and learn how Moby-Dick transformed the city.

For a full schedule and descriptions of upcoming Second Half lectures visit Registration is $15 for Whaling Museum Members and $20 for Non-Members. To register online go to and click on Special Events. To register by phone, call (508) 997-0046 x100.

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About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales and the history and culture of the South Coast. For more information visit