Past Programs 2014
2014 programs are listed in alphabetical order.
Characterized by a wide spectrum of world-class scrimshaw, fine food, new ideas, and high camaraderie. 5th Annual Nautical Antiques Show kicked things off.
In partnership with UMass Dartmouth's Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. Wednesday, September 24th
A lecture and book signing with Joshua Horwitz, author of the new book: War of the Whales: A true story. Thursday, August 14th
Herman Melville's birthday is celebrated every year in the summer with free crafts, activities, and birthday cake.
A memorable week-long exploration of the beautiful island of Madeira, Portugal. September 11-19, 2014
A nonstop reading commemorating the anniversary of the departure of the ship Acushnet from the whaling port of New Bedford with 21-year-old Herman Melville aboard.
A boatload of free family friendly activities on Wednesday, June 25th from 2-8 p.m.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum special exhibit at the Ellis Boston Antiques Show, Thursday through Sunday, October 23–26, 2014.
A New Bedford Premiere that showcased the best work of a new generation of filmmakers. September 18th
The Museum's 2014 Fall lecture series focused on major upcoming projects. October 16, 30, November 13 and 18.
With the theme of Over the Top: Under Construction, this event embraced the “unfinished” nature of the building construction site, giving guests an insider preview.
The official unveiling of the Panorama. This event was part of the Old Dartmouth Lyceum series.
Public Lecture with Chet Van Duzer. Friday, June 6th
Series included an intimate evening of fado, soccer legend Antonio Simoes, films from Portugal and a tourism presentation.
The Annual Birthday Bash with special guests George, Abe and Teddy. Vacation week activities continued daily from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., ending with All Aboard the Lagoda.
Heading into its 24th year in 2014, the Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures presented a wide variety of experiences and adventures.
Culture*Park Theater presented scenes from the upcoming tour of Two Portuguese-American Plays. Thursday, September 11th
A listing of family activities and programs at the Museum during the summer months.
The construction of our Beetle whaleboat, the history of the Beetle Boat Company, and the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
Thirteen speakers addressed the evolution of New Bedford as a commercial center.
Public talk and book signing with author and cultural historian, Philip Hoare. The presentation was on his latest book, The Sea Inside.
The Charles W. Morgan was the focus of the symposium this year, held during the historic whaleship homecoming.
Guests of all ages were invited to end the year with a bang!
Exhibition opening reception as part of the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series. Thursday, October 30.
The official book launch of No Ordinary Being: W. Starling Burgess, Inventor, Naval Architect, Poet, Aviation Pioneer by Llewellyn Howland III.
Book Signing and Meet-and-Greet with author Llewellyn Howland III at Lannan Ship Model Gallery in Boston.
A dinner to honor stalwart friends of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society. November 21
In anticipation of the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival, the Museum hosted a family-friendly event series – free and open to the public.
The Charles W. Morgan and its historic 38th Voyage. Learn more about the nine day visit to New Bedford during the summer of 2014.
Held on AHA! night, featuring authentic colonial chocolate beverage recipes, products and free samplings.
Portuguese Fado singer Duarte Coxo created an intimate evening of Fado in the Whaling Museum Theater. October 17
On August 22nd, the Museum offered special activities throughout the day with free admission.
The Zeiterion Theater presented a free screening of the film 20 Feet From Stardom in anticipation of Darlene Love's live concert.
Back by popular demand! The family-friendly haunted whale ship reappeared Saturday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.