Past Programs

2017 Past Programs will be listed on this page. If you are looking for information from a previous year, click on a link below.

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Spring Vacation Week 2017

A full week of crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all!

Lecture Series: Famine, Friends & Fenians

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

Right Whale Day 2017

Navigate through a Right Whale obstacle course, climb inside life-sized inflatable Right and Humpback Whales, listen to the story ‘Dario and the Whale’ and make Right Whale magnets or whale origami.

Symposium: Inner Light – The World of William Bradford

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

Sailors’ Series Lectures 2017

Adventures at Sea: Local Mariners Take to the Water

Bob Woodward: The Age of the American Presidency

His appearance in April, 2017 marked the revivification of the New Bedford Lyceum, a centuries-old New England tradition of learning through intellectual debate.

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

Curators highlighted an exquisite Ryder painting in the Museum’s collection and discussed his connections to New Bedford.

February Vacation Week 2017

February 20th kicked off vacation week with activities scheduled from 10 am – 2 pm.

21st Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

Non-stop action-packed reading of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick, beginning with the opening line, “Call me Ishmael.”

Last modified: January 13, 2017