Upcoming - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Upcoming Programs

Join us for a day-long symposium, where renowned and emerging scholars explore the global carving traditions from across the Pacific Rim that were influenced by, sat in conversation with, and had an influence on “Yankee” whaling scrimshaw.

We invite you to a special program offered in concert with our Common Ground exhibition, where we hear from storytellers and invite you to reflect on and share your own connections to the SouthCoast. The event begins with stories in the Cook Memorial Theater, followed by a cocktail reception with lite bites and access to the exhibition space.

Explore a local cranberry bog in Marion and take in the spectacular views of 23-acres of bogs surrounded by small ponds and upland forests. White Eagle supports a rich diversity of habitats including upland pine, mixed hardwood forest, shrub and wooded swamp, freshwater marsh and cranberry bogs.

A Titanic Event

April 16, 2023

Join us on April 16th for a special anniversary screening of James Cameron’s TITANIC with pre-show food and activities inspired by the film. Costumes Encouraged!

Join the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Chief Curator Naomi Slipp, as she discusses how women of the nineteenth-century were faced with limited opportunities presented during their lifetimes, but how some carved out successful careers as professional artists painting landscapes and still lifes.

This “Spring Awakening walk” at Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area will highlight a range of diverse natural habitats. The trailhead crosses a small meadow before entering an extensive wet forest, a portion of which contains a beautiful boardwalk and provides excellent bird watching. The trail then rises onto a ridge which opens to a corn field and oak-holly forests.

Osprey Marsh is a 19.8-acre parcel of protected upland woods, wetlands and marshland offering spectacular water views of Planting Island Cove. The recently completed Osprey Marsh Boardwalk allows for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

Members Trip To Paris/ Brittany

September 17, 2023

September 27, 2023

Join the New Bedford Whaling Museum, its members and Sagres Vacations as we embark on a 10-day trip to France to remember!

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in March | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Tour the Whaling Museum through the lens of women’s history. Visit a variety of exhibits with a docent who will highlight the often-overlooked stories of the women who contributed t …

Join informal conversations with experts, aficionados, librarians, archivists, curators, historic preservation specialists, historians, and collectors.