Past Programs From The Previous Year
Programs are listed in alphabetical order.
November 19, 2016 marked the ofﬁcial unveiling of the Lagoda and the Bourne Building one hundred years ago.
Each was presented twice, so there were two opportunities to attend. The lunchtime lecture was an abbreviated 30-minute version of the full lecture in the evening.
Power, Performance and Speed: A celebration of 20th Century Yacht Designers
C. Raymond Hunt and W. Starling Burgess
A documentary about how athletes deal with issues of the inner city and how sports could be a vehicle to success.
Activities throughout the day with free admission July 22. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
September 28 marked the 125th anniversary of this literary icon’s passing. To celebrate his life and legacy, the Museum, The Melville Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery presented two free events.
A celebration of the Lagoda exhibit’s second century of service with events and programs befitting the grand old ship.
Guests enjoyed live performances and gourmet cuisine inspired by the Lagoda’s travels to each of the “Seven Seas.”
Participants joined more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films of the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
For Moby-Dick Marathon and Herman Melville fans, and anyone curious about why Melville remains relevant today.
Museum members enjoyed seasonal libations and festive hors d’oeuvres while browsing an array of products from the White Whale gift store.
A family-friendly day full of hands-on activities to learn how to keep our oceans healthy.
Children discovered how New Bedford shaped America’s history, participated in a scavenger hunt, a historic character photo shoot, and more.
Participants joined Yoga on Union & Whaling Museum communities for their first yoga practice of the new year.
Free family activities about the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.
The 2016 lecture series kicked off with an illustrated talk titled “The Herreshoff Legacy”.
FREE Screening of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” with special guest Dr. David Ludwig. Presented by the New Bedford Wellness Initiative.
A one-day seminar for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands.
Irish music and commentary inspired by John Boyle O’Reilly
The group performed a medley of traditional nautical tunes in the Bourne Building.
A symposium on Irish and Irish-American history
A talk by author and archeologist Susan Lukesh and a book signing of her publication titled “Frozen in Time”.
The Whaling Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presented a daytime lecture series titled “Islands”.
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute, presented a daytime lecture series.
Stories of the Whale: From New England to the Alaskan Arctic
A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures presented by Buzzard's Bay Coalition and the Whaling Museum.