Discover, Learn, Enjoy!

The Museum offers a variety of science, history and cultural programs throughout the year. Join us for a lecture, participate in the Moby-Dick Marathon, or enjoy a hands-on learning experience onboard the Lagoda. Please see below for information on upcoming programs or activities scheduled on an annual basis.  

Sailors’ Series Lectures

Adventures at Sea: Local Mariners Take to the Water

Lecture Series: Famine, Friends & Fenians

Lecture series on New Bedford’s curious ties to Irish History.

A Celebration of a New Bedford Master: Artist Albert Pinkham Ryder

Curators will highlight an exquisite Ryder painting in the Museum’s collection and discuss his connections to New Bedford.

Bob Woodward: The Age of the American Presidency

His appearance marks the revivification of the New Bedford Lyceum, a centuries-old New England tradition of learning through intellectual debate. April 1st at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

Symposium: Inner Light – The World of William Bradford

Lively lectures and discussions to honor William Bradford and some of the greatest masterpieces in the Museum’s collection.

The Second Half Lectures 2017

A daytime lecture series titled Influential Women of the South Coast. Presented in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute.

Symposium: The Mariners’ Home and Seamen’s Bethel – Today and Yesterday

Great stories, both fiction and non-fiction, abound as the people behind these narratives are brought to life.

8th Annual Nautical Antiques Show

Browse hundreds of antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers.

29th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend

Enthusiasts from across the country and abroad gather to share the enjoyment of this distinctive and beautiful art form.

2017 Members’ Trip

The Best of the Azores – tour four islands, including Pico, Terceira, Faial, and Sao Miguel.

Family Activities

Vacation Week activities and other programs such as the Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration.

Community Programs

The Museum creates or partners with community groups and organizations to present a wide variety of public programming.

Annual Events

The Moby-Dick Marathon and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series are some of the anticipated events along with others throughout the year.

Past Programs

Programs offered at the Museum in past years can be found here.

Last modified: July 5, 2016