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Moby Dick Marathon 2024 (New Bedford)

January 5 - January 7

The Moby-Dick Marathon features the main 25-hour read-a-thon from Saturday to Sunday January 5-7, 2024, interspersed with fun Melville-inspired activities, including opportunities to chat with the scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project (MSCP), a live performance of Chapter 40 by Culture*Park, and much more.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum has marked the anniversary of Melville’s 1841 departure from the Port of New Bedford and Fairhaven aboard the whaleship, Acushnet, with this mid-winter tradition since 1997.
Are you ready to join us on the hunt for the elusive white whale? Museum admission is free for the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
There are many activities scheduled for the weekend including:
Friday – Moby-Dick Dinner & Lecture
Saturday – The Marathon Experience on Saturday
Sunday – Chat With Melville Scholars
Check Here for all of the special events happening during the weekend.


January 5
January 7
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA United States

Event calendar courtesy of See Plymouth.