The Second Half: Daytime Lecture Series

THURSDAYS 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Attendees joined Museum curators and guest lecturers to explore recently opened galleries and hear fascinating stories of Old Dartmouth from offshore to seaside. Lectures were followed by a tour of the featured gallery. Presented in partnership with the Second Half Lifelong Learning Institute.


September 21

Famine, Friends & Fenians – The Catalpa Story
David Nelson, whose grandfather Frank Perry was a crew member on the whaleship Catalpa


September 28

Celebrating Sippican: Marion in the Golden Age
Judith W. Rosbe, author of Marion in the Golden Age 
Frank McNamee, owner Marion Antique Shop and Marion Antique Auctions

Gallery Tour in Braitmayer 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture in Cook Memorial Theater 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


October 5

Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley
Christina Connett, Curator of Exhibits and Collections, New Bedford Whaling Museum


October 12

Whales Today – US Navy Traveling Exhibit
Tom Fetherston, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Contracting Officer’s Representative
Marine Biologist


October 19

“The Spray will Come Back”: Solo Circumnavigator Joshua Slocum
Judy Lund, Curator Emeritus, New Bedford Whaling Museum


October 26

The Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt
Michael Dyer, Curator of Maritime History, New Bedford Whaling Museum



Museum Members: $10  |  Non-members: $15