The Second Half: Daytime Lecture Series

THURSDAYS 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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


Museum Members: $10  |  Non-members: $15
Call: 508-997-0046 ext. 100
Online: The Second Half: Daytime Lecture Series


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, Senior Maritime Historian, New Bedford Whaling Museum