2016 Past Programs are listed on this page. If you are looking for information from a previous year, click on a link below.
Irish music and commentary inspired by John Boyle O’Reilly
A symposium on Irish and Irish-American history
A talk by author and archeologist Susan Lukesh and a book signing of her publication titled “Frozen in Time”.
The Whaling Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presented a daytime lecture series titled “Islands”.
A one-day seminar for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands.
Biopic about the extraordinary Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry.
September 28 marked the 125th anniversary of this literary icon’s passing. To celebrate his life and legacy, the Museum, The Melville Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery presented two free events.
Participants joined more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films of the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Stories of the Whale: From New England to the Alaskan Arctic
What will tomorrow’s cities look like? Talk about it! Participants enjoyed TEDTalks videos, live speakers, light refreshments and deep discussion in the Museum’s Harbor View Gallery.
Scholar, activist and interfaith leader Dr. Sarah Sayeed spoke about her experience as the mediator between the Muslim community and the Mayor’s ofﬁce in NYC.
Guests enjoyed live performances and gourmet cuisine inspired by the Lagoda’s travels to each of the “Seven Seas.”
Free screening of the film Sonic Sea, followed by a panel discussion about ocean noise and other issues raised in the film.
A family-friendly day full of hands-on activities to learn how to keep our oceans healthy.
Activities throughout the day with free admission July 22. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
The group performed a medley of traditional nautical tunes in the Bourne Building.
Information about the 2016 Boston to Iceland trip, including itinerary highlights.
For Moby-Dick Marathon and Herman Melville fans, and anyone curious about why Melville remains relevant today.
The public was invited to join the Museum’s apprenticeship program and their guests from Iceland to learn more about their ongoing cultural exchange project, “Connecting Coastal Communities.”
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute, presented a daytime lecture series.
A new family-friendly interactive zone opened to the public on Sunday, May 22.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.” May 13-15
Browse hundreds of antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers.
Crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all throughout the week!
Free family activities focused on the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale on Monday, April 18.
The 2016 lecture series kicked off with an illustrated talk titled “The Herreshoff Legacy”.
A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures presented by Buzzard's Bay Coalition and the Whaling Museum.
Rachael Miller, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Rozalia Project and captain of the Ted Hood 60’ research vessel, American Promise, shared her research on the impact of marine debris in the world’s oceans and coastlines.
FREE Screening of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” with special guest Dr. David Ludwig. Presented by the New Bedford Wellness Initiative.
A documentary film by Sam Low, also the author of Hawaiki Rising.
A Presentation by Yvette C. Cozier, D.Sc., MPH. February 20th.
Children discovered how New Bedford shaped America’s history, participated in a scavenger hunt, a historic character photo shoot, and more.
A documentary about how athletes deal with issues of the inner city and how sports could be a vehicle to success.
A presentation by Richard Moore titled Can I Give Him My Eyes?
Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece was celebrated at the 20th Anniversary of the Moby-Dick Marathon.
Participants joined Yoga on Union & Whaling Museum communities for their first yoga practice of the new year.
Last modified: August 24, 2016