The New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts a number of special events and lecture series throughout the year, such as the Moby-Dick Marathon, a non-stop reading of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece, the Whaling History Symposium, and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum.
A weekend of programs surrounding the nonstop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.”
Established in 1828, the Old Dartmouth Lyceum is the region’s oldest public forum for “the advancement of popular education.”
The Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures present a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea.
Bringing together scholars, writers, artists, museum curators, and local historians to share interests in whaling, Melville, maritime history, nautical lore, and whaling heritage worldwide.
Last modified: March 17, 2016