2018 Past Programs are listed on this page.
If you are looking for information from a previous year, click on a link below.
Artist and performer Sue Truman was on hand for an afternoon workshop at Kilburn Mill. Attendees made their own miniature moving panorama called a crankie!
A family-friendly event to celebrate the ocean and learn about marine life.
The 2018 Gala was a grand celebration of the Museum’s spectacular, newly conserved 1,275′ Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.
Whaling Museum admission was free on July 20. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
Author Steven Ujifusa discussed the family life and business careers of Warren Delano II and Moses Grinnell, the revolutionary ships they owned, and New Bedford’s crucial role in the development of the American clipper.
Lou and Bonnie Silverstein demonstrated the time-honored practice for Museum visitors on July 16th.
A tour of Terceira, Faial, Pico, and Sao Miguel on a magical nine-night trip in October.
The Original Panorama exhibit opening day at Kilburn Mill with family activities and food offerings available.
The official launch of the Lighting the Way walking trail, mobile app and website.
Organized to celebrate the National Day of Portugal – led by the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
A day-long summit on Tourism to exchange ideas, learn about current trends, and strategize.
Modernizing Reed and reviving his legacy, the New Bedford Whaling Museum High School Apprentices mimic Reed’s Photography style.
The lauded writer, editor, and activist addressed the issues of which she’s most passionate.
Submit proposals for a unique interpretations of the Panorama. Due 5/18/18.
Drawing on his new book RisingTideFallingStar, Philip Hoare discussed how humans relate to the sea’s natural history – its whales, its birds, its tides, its extremes, and what these stories say about us.
Friday, May 18, 2018. Open to the membership and the public.
This year’s lectures celebrated a collection of remarkable maritime photography.
The Whaling Museum, in partnership with the Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute, presented a series of eight classic “oldies but goodies” movies.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.”
Thousands of antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers.
A sneak preview of A Spectacle in Motion for artists.
Spring lecture – “Underwater Yellowstones: Marine Sanctuaries off Our Coast and Associated Benefits and Challenges for Fish, Whales, Scientists, and Humans”
The best of Holland with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, April 19 to April 28.
Explore the Museum, take a highlights tour, climb inside an inflatable whale, get crafty at our art stations, and learn stories of life aboard a whaleship from Museum docents.
A New Bedford Science Café Kids event for all kids and young scientists.
Coline Jenkins reflected on the strong women in her family – Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Hetty Green – and gave a blow by blow account of erecting the first statue of REAL women in New York City.
Learn to eat, see, and hear like a Right Whale.
A Call to Action aimed to place William Rotch’s life and activism in the contexts of his Quaker upbringing, the economic and political relations between North and South, and the lives of African Americans, both free and fugitive.
Ceremony March 26 at the corner of Johnny Cake Hill and Union Street.
Visitors learned how the U.S. Navy and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center contributes to the protection of marine mammals.
A selection of Nicholas Whitman’s recent photographic work exhibited adjacent to the Whaling Museum’s Albert Pinkham Ryder painting, Landscape, c. 1870.
A musical that tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there.
Attendees learned about this fascinating story through a narrated ballet for all ages.
A week of family-friendly events to engage children in hands-on history, science, and arts-based projects. Free with Museum admission.
The return of a stimulating Local History Guild conversation at the Museum on AHA! night.
In addition to the main event, the Whaling Museum hosts two mini-marathons: a Portuguese-language reading of Tiago Patricio’s abridged Moby-Dick; and a children’s version by Classic Starts.
A meal well-suited for hungry sailors followed by David Shaerf’s documentary film Call Us Ishmael. The evening also included a discussion of the film with scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project.