Past Programs 2016
2016 programs are listed in alphabetical order.
A family-friendly Halloween event geared for children 12 and under.
A documentary about how athletes deal with issues of the inner city and how sports could be a vehicle to success.
Free screening of the film Sonic Sea, followed by a panel discussion about ocean noise and other issues raised in the film.
Activities throughout the day with free admission July 22. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
A new family-friendly interactive zone opened to the public on Sunday, May 22.
September 28 marked the 125th anniversary of this literary icon’s passing. To celebrate his life and legacy, the Museum, The Melville Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery presented two free events.
A celebration of the Lagoda exhibit’s second century of service with events and programs befitting the grand old ship.
Guests enjoyed live performances and gourmet cuisine inspired by the Lagoda’s travels to each of the “Seven Seas.”
Participants joined more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films of the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
For Moby-Dick Marathon and Herman Melville fans, and anyone curious about why Melville remains relevant today.
Museum members enjoyed seasonal libations and festive hors d’oeuvres while browsing an array of products from the White Whale gift store.
Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece was celebrated at the 20th Anniversary of the Moby-Dick Marathon.
Revelers of all ages celebrated and bid goodbye to 2016 with an exciting evening of entertainment.
The public was invited to join the Museum’s apprenticeship program and their guests from Iceland to learn more about their ongoing cultural exchange project, “Connecting Coastal Communities.”
A family-friendly day full of hands-on activities to learn how to keep our oceans healthy.
Children discovered how New Bedford shaped America’s history, participated in a scavenger hunt, a historic character photo shoot, and more.
Participants joined Yoga on Union & Whaling Museum communities for their first yoga practice of the new year.
Free family activities about the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Rachael Miller, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Rozalia Project and captain of the Ted Hood 60’ research vessel, American Promise, shared her research on the impact of marine debris in the world’s oceans and coastlines.
The 2016 lecture series kicked off with an illustrated talk titled “The Herreshoff Legacy”.
FREE Screening of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” with special guest Dr. David Ludwig. Presented by the New Bedford Wellness Initiative.
A one-day seminar for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands.
Irish music and commentary inspired by John Boyle O’Reilly
Hundreds of antiques on view from some of New England’s most respected dealers.
The group performed a medley of traditional nautical tunes in the Bourne Building.
A symposium on Irish and Irish-American history
A talk by author and archeologist Susan Lukesh and a book signing of her publication titled “Frozen in Time”.
A Presentation by Yvette C. Cozier, D.Sc., MPH.
The Whaling Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presented a daytime lecture series titled “Islands”.
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute, presented a daytime lecture series.
Stories of the Whale: From New England to the Alaskan Arctic
REMARKS by The Honorable Abraão Vicente, LECTURE by José J. Cabral and SPECIAL GUEST Manuel Da Luz Gonçalves, author of Cape Verdean Creole to English Dictionary
A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures presented by Buzzard's Bay Coalition and the Whaling Museum.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.” May 13-15
Crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all throughout the week!
A presentation by Richard Moore titled Can I Give Him My Eyes?
Around the World in Search of Whales: A Journal of the Lucy Ann Voyage, 1841-1844 by John F. Martin and edited by Kenneth R. Martin.
November 19, 2016 marked the ofﬁcial unveiling of the Lagoda and the Bourne Building one hundred years ago.
Each was presented twice, so there were two opportunities to attend. The lunchtime lecture was an abbreviated 30-minute version of the full lecture in the evening.
What will tomorrow’s cities look like? Talk about it! Participants enjoyed TEDTalks videos, live speakers, light refreshments and deep discussion in the Museum’s Harbor View Gallery.
Information about the 2016 Boston to Iceland trip, including itinerary highlights.
Scholar, activist and interfaith leader Dr. Sarah Sayeed spoke about her experience as the mediator between the Muslim community and the Mayor’s ofﬁce in NYC.
Power, Performance and Speed: A celebration of 20th Century Yacht Designers
C. Raymond Hunt and W. Starling Burgess
Biopic about the extraordinary Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry.
A documentary film by Sam Low, also the author of Hawaiki Rising.