Whaling History Symposium
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 19 - Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Venue: New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740
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37th Whaling History Symposium sessions include: "The New Bedford Outports" by Michael P. Dyer, Maritime Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM); "Whaleship Models: Research and Reconstruction" with Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr., ship model artist and historian; former Associate Curator of Maritime History, NBWM; "Introducing "The Art of the Ship Model" Exhibition," by Judith Navas Lund, Curator Emerita, NBWM; "Lighthouses of New Bedford" by Arthur Motta , Director, Marketing & Communications, NBWM; "Beacons and Blubber: The Baker Family and four generations of whaling, lightÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â¬houses, journals, watercolors, scrimshaw, and artifact collecting, 1825-1940." Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D., Senior Curator Emeritus , NBWM; "Franco Americans in the New Bedford Whale Fishery, 1790-1910" by Alfred Saulniers, Ph.D., New Bedford Dr. Frank will also be "Introducing the "Harbor Views" Exhibition. Sunday: optional field-excursion: a harbor tour of New Bedford lighthouses TBD. More details to follow. All Saturday Symposium events, including registration, plenary sessions, coffee break, and lunch, are held in the Jacobs Family Gallery and Cook Memorial Theater, adjacent to the main entrance and Visitor Reception Desk. The Sunday component is a boat trip on the Acushnet River. Museum galleries are open daily to all registrants. Registration: $50 museum members; 65$ non-members. Harbor tour $25 additional (seating is limited). Call the Admissions Desk to register: (508) 997-0046, ext. 100.