Past Programs 2015
2015 programs are listed in alphabetical order.
The Haunted Whaleship reappeared October 24th. This not-too-spooky event included a costume contest, scavenger hunt, refreshments and more!
This class offered life skills for kids of all ages.
A film by Don Cuddy offered a fascinating look into the world of innovative marine research.
This seminar offered practical advice for people in any phase of estate planning.
Artist Gogo Ferguson shared the story behind her elegant, nature-inspired jewelry creations.
Kids created their very own masterpieces to take home.
The first cartography conference held at the Museum examined our connection to man’s relationship to the sea over time.
An evening of Portuguese film, sponsored in part by Madeira Wine.
The audience joined more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films.
Kyle Davis of Serlingpa Meditation Center introduced essential mindfulness and meditation techniques.
The 19th annual Moby-Dick Marathon set sail January 2-4, celebrating readers of all ages during a weekend of programs surrounding the nonstop reading of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece.
A 55-minute dramatic adaptation of Moby-Dick, performed in Portuguese with English subtitles.
A special reception to celebrate the release of New Bedford Mansions: Historic Tales of County Street by Peggi Medeiros.
Revelers of all ages rang in the new year with a bang!
NRP Sagres, a steel-built three masted barque, docked at the Port of New Bedford and was open for public visits.
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Pre-conference Symposium at the Museum, led by artists from the exhibition Of Earth and Sea.
All proceeds from this annual summer event supported the Museum's educational programs.
A night out at the Museum with step-by-step painting instructions and a lot of fun!
Kids enjoyed creating their very own masterpiece painting at the Museum.
A celebration of whales – learning how we can all play a part in keeping our oceans healthy.
The Whaling Museum along with local partner organizations presented a day full of hands-on activities that taught us how to keep our oceans healthy.
Enthusiasts from across the country and abroad gathered to share the enjoyment of this distinctive and beautiful art form. The 6th Annual Nautical Antiques Show kicked things off.
Presidents’ Day kicked off a week of events during February school vacation that included special tours and hands-on activities each day.
A film about the legacy of Tom Lopes, the first Cape Verdean State Representative of Massachusetts.
A New Year’s yoga and meditation class at the Museum, appropriate for all levels of experience.
Free family activities focusing on the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. April 20
An introduction for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands, presented by Stuart M. Frank, PhD, Senior Curator Emeritus of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Crafts, activities on the plaza, highlights tours, and story time during the months of July and August.
High quality sale of marine antiques including scrimshaw, nautical instruments, whaling logbooks, ship models, photos, paintings, prints, and memorabilia.
The 25th Annual Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures presented a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea.
The Global Awareness Education and Action (GAEA) Summit, a public 2-day program on the impacts of climate change on the region.
This pre-marathon lecture featured celebrated author Philip Hoare, with a screening of his film titled The Hunt for Moby-Dick.
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presented a daytime lecture series.
The Museum partnered with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute to provide a daytime lecture series.
Focused on the increasingly important role of marine mammal bioacoustics in various aspects of marine mammal biology and conservation.
Activities included a ribbon cutting ceremony with special honorees Joan & Irwin Jacobs and Kathy & Gurdon Wattles and a museum-wide "open house".
Free lecture series in advance of the Museum’s exclusive New Bedford premiere (December 2015) of In the Heart of the Sea.
Reception and screening of of the long-awaited film by Ron Howard at Flagship Theaters, New Bedford.
This fun and informative open house offered an opportunity to experience all of the available rental spaces.
A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures by environmentalists presented by the Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition.
Accommodations at a 4-star hotel, visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a Douro River cruise and so much more! Sept. 11 – Sept. 20, 2015.
A screening of a series of short films produced in Portugal and abroad. September 10th.
Her presentation featured a discussion on language, culture and education, and the continued relevance of the work of Paulo Freire. Free Event
An opportunity to practice yoga, enjoy the classic music of the Grateful Dead and well, be grateful!
This special class created by Yoga on Union welcomed all to experience the blissful process of being quiet.
Families were invited to the Museum for a special week of crafts, hands-on activities and more.
An opportunity to sketch pieces on exhibit in the Museum galleries as well as objects not currently on display.
Reception & remarks from the author, book signing, and unveiling of the largest model of a Concordia Yawl by artist Tom Borges.
Guests stole a seat at this free book signing with remarks from Anthony Amore. September 10th.
Neil McGarry's stunning one-man performance.
A college diploma once guaranteed job, but now over 50% of America's new graduates are without a job. Director Greg Whiteley identifies the problem in our antiquated educational system.
Activities throughout the day with free admission, July 10th. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.