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Thank you for your support!

Saturday, July 28th
6:00 pm
Spectacle in Motion Summer Gala – party of the year!
Co-Chairs Cynthia and Douglas Crocker II

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Guests attended the gala for a monumental celebration of the Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World. The evening reception featured live performances, a silent auction, fine libations, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and the debut of the moving Panorama theatrical reproduction and exhibition, followed by a special seated dinner in the Bourne Building and surrounding galleries.

Fine dining by Russell Morin Catering & Events
Cocktail Attire
Valet Parking

Individual and corporate sponsorships are available.
For more details, please contact Audrey Spina at 508-717-6846/aspina@whalingmuseum.org or Sarah Budlong at 508-717-6850/sbudlong@whalingmuseum.org


Thank you to our Sponsors

Title Sponsors

BayCoast Bank logo                 Bristol County Savings Bank Logo


Honorary Gala Committee Sponsors
Lisa Schmid Alvord & Joel Alvord
Maureen Sylvia Armstrong
Joe Bahena
Nancy & John W. Braitmayer
Nicholas M. Christ
Cynthia & Douglas Crocker II
Carol M. Taylor & John H. Deknatel
Anthony DiGiantommaso
Arline & Roy Enoksen
Patricia & Armand Fernandes
Tally & John N. Garfield, Jr.
Vanessa & John Gralton
Lawrence & Caroline Huntington
Patricia A. Jayson
Mona & Robert Ketcham
Sharon I. Lewis
Pamela R. Donnelly & Timothy Mahoney
Caroline & George B. Mock, III
Faith & Dick Morningstar
Michele L. Roberts & Patrick J. Murray, Jr.
Norman J. & Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy
Sloan & Wick Simmons
Gurdon B. & Kathleen Wattles
Ann Webster

Patron Sponsors
Nancy Shanik & Thomas Barry
Jeannine & Thomas Clarke
Susan & George Domolky
Betsy & Rusty Kellogg
Ann & Lloyd Macdonald 
Alice Rice Perkins & Mark Perkins
Jeff Pontiff
Edgenie & Donald Rice
Cathy & Henry Roberts
Frima G. & Gilbert L. Shapiro
Susan & Harvey Wolkoff

Individual Sponsors
Tim Evans & Howe Allen
David & Laurie Barrett
Peter L. Macdonald & Dora Beatty
Mary Jean & Bill Blasdale
Bill & Nan Braucher
Marlissa S. Briggett & Peter Necheles
Richard & Jayne Burkhardt
Jack & Betty Ann Cannell
Roger & Jane Cheever
Jerry & Patrice Coholan
John Kelleher & Viki Fowler
Rosamond W. & Alden Gifford
Barbara Moss & Timothy Haydock
Polly & Prentiss Higgins
John & Patricia Kalisz
Mary Myers Kauppila & Keith Kauppila
Heather Parsons & Andy Kotsatos
Daniel & Mayo Morgan
Barbara H. Mulville
John & Emily Pinheiro
Louis & Malina Ricciardi
Clif & Mickie Rice
Joseph F. Rooney
Anthony R. Sapienza
Tina & Paul Schmid
Sue D. & Calvin Siegal
Steven & Ginny Spiegel
Sigrid & Ladd Thorne
Victor R. Trautwein, Jr.
Mallory & John Waterman
Grace & David Wyss
Ann & Hans Ziegler

Corporate Sponsors

AHEAD logo


Bank 5 logo


Bay State Wind logo


AB Bernstein logo


logo for LX&Bullard


Eastern Fisheries, Inc. logo

ERA Castelo Group logo


Joseph Abboud logo


Page Construction Logo


Russell Morin Logo


Sylvia Group logo



In-Kind Sponsors

XO The Girls logo


Lightworks Productions


logo Peak events services


E. J. Pontiff Real Estate


Silent Auction Donors

Black Melbourne Laptop Handbag from Brahmin Leatherworks

Boston Sports Getaway Package: Club Seat Red Sox Tickets and One Night Stay at the Eliot Hotel

Cuttyhunk Cruise Package: Sunset Cruise to Cuttyhunk with Catered Dinner for 6 Guests

Ecuador Adventure Package: 4 night stay for two guests at Hacienda Cusin in San Pablo del Lago, Imbabura, Ecuador. This package includes breakfasts & dinners per day in a Sierra double-room with log-burning fireplace, garden views, and private bathroom. It also includes 2 transfers, Quito airport/Cusin & Cusin/Quito. Hacienda Cusin can manage all reservations for airport transfers, hotels, tours & guides, a Galapagos Islands Cruise, Amazon rainforest trips, and Spanish-colonial Quito.

Exclusive “Behind-the-Scenes” Panorama Tour Package: Private Curator Led Tour of the Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World with Dinner for 10 Guests at the Kilburn Mill

Exclusive Whaling Museum “Behind-the-Scenes” Package: Russell Morin Catering & Events Catered Dinner for 8 Guests with Private, Curator-Led Tour of the Museum’s Collections

Madeira Vacation Package: New Year’s Eve Trip to Madeira, Portugal via Sagres Vacations

Matouk Package: Matouk Factory Tour with Gift Certificate.

New England Patriots Package: Tickets to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium with an Exclusive Parking Pass

Exclusive Nicholas Whitman Print from the NBWM exhibition, After Ryder

SouthCoast Exploration Package: 2 Roundtrip Tickets to Martha’s Vineyard via Seastreak Ferries; Buzzard’s Bay Brewery Gift Certificate and T-Shirt; 4 Tickets to Whaling City Expeditions Harbor Tours; 4 Tickets to Bay Spirit Harbor Yacht Tours; New Bedford Art Museum Membership; 2 Five-House Tickets to the Newport Mansions, Several Books, & DVD from The Newport Preservation Society; and 2 day passes to Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA.

Wine Tasting Package: Westport River Winery Tour and Tasting for 10 Guests


*Sponsor list as of July 20, 2018