Performance: People of New Bedford

NOTE: Performances will return during the summer months of 2020.

For up-to-date Saturday performances, view the museum calendar schedule.

12 pm Meet at the wheel of the whaleship Lagoda in the Bourne Building. Free for members and with Museum admission.


Banner of two New Bedford historical images

Welcome to 19th century New Bedford! In Herman Melville’s novel, Moby-Dick, the character Ishmael described some of the people he saw on the streets of the city. Museum volunteers will introduce you to some others. You will meet a retired whaleship Captain, an Abolitionist, and many others, each with a story to tell about life at home during the days of whaling.

Written by Diane Sullivan and performed by Michael Taylor, Janice Santos, Stanley Zalenski, David Sylvain, David Brownell, and Diane Sullivan