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Explore the region’s centuries-old relationship with the sea and the many people who contributed to its dynamic past and diverse present.

Once the whaling capital of the world, New Bedford is now America’s #1 commercial fishing port. Discover the world’s largest, most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time. Located in the heart of the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, the museum complex features five magnificent whale skeletons, a walk-on 1/2 scale ship model of the bark Lagoda and 23 galleries devoted to art, history and science.

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Famine, Friends & Fenians Lecture Series

Speakers to explore charity, human rights, and social justice, through centuries of struggle in both the US and Ireland This winter and spring, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is hosting a series of lectures inspired by its successful exhibition "Famine, Friends and Fenians." Guest speakers ...
2017 Sailor's Series Dedicated to Storied Adventures at ...

Maritime adventurers to share stories of exploration, discovery, and travel The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the New Bedford Whaling Museum promise to keep audiences at the edge of their seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat ...
Hundreds to Gather at the New Bedford Whaling Museum ...

January 6-8 marks the 21st anniversary of the celebration of all things Moby-Dick and Melville. It is time for the yearly migration to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. January 6–8 will mark the 21st annual Moby-Dick Marathon at the Museum. The event summons readers and enthusiasts around the ...