Past Programs

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Exhibition Opening: After Ryder – Photographs by Nicholas Whitman

A selection of Nicholas Whitman’s recent photographic work exhibited adjacent to the Whaling Museum’s Albert Pinkham Ryder painting, Landscape, c. 1870.

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History

A musical that tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there.

New Bedford Ballet Presents: Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story

Attendees learned about this fascinating story through a narrated ballet for all ages.

Fun in February: Museum Winter Break Activities

A week of family-friendly events to engage children in hands-on history, science, and arts-based projects. Free with Museum admission.

Local History Guild: Westport and Dartmouth Milieu, Paul Cuffe

The return of a stimulating Local History Guild conversation at the Museum on AHA! night.

22nd Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

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.

Moby-Dick Pre-marathon Dinner, Movie, and Discussion

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.