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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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Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective Gemina ...

Opens at Whaling Museum September 6, 2017 - 6 pm PLUS: The Story of the Bela Vista and the Resurgence of the Azorean Whaleboat on September 7, 6 pm Take a walk through time with photographers Gemina Garland-Lewis and O. Luis Mazzatenta in the New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition Azorean ...
Spring Vacation Week at the Whaling Museum: April 17-21

Come to the New Bedford Whaling Museum throughout the week for crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all! Get to know the Museum with a highlights tour, climb inside an inflatable whale, get crafty at our art stations, and learn stories of life aboard a whaleship from Museum docents. FR...
The Whaling Museum Needs Your Photos!

Were you, a family member, or friend at the New Bedford parade for the premiere of the John Houston film version of Moby-Dick? To celebrate the restoration of the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners' Home in New Bedford, the Whaling Museum is curating four exhibitions on the first floor of the ...
Hundreds of scholars, artists and historians to gather ...

8th Annual Nautical Antiques Show kicks of the weekend on May 12 The New Bedford Whaling Museum will host the 29th annual Scrimshaw Weekend on May 12-14. With more than 5,000 historical scrimshaw objects in its collection, the Museum is the ideal venue for Scrimshaw Weekend - the world’s only ...
Walking trail, website, online application and school ...

Public input needed to identify inspirational women from history A newly-formed alliance of organizations and individuals has come together to explore the impact of women from Greater New Bedford on its history. The Women of Greater New Bedford project will tell the stories of commitment, ...