New Bedford Whaling Museum
Lecture Series


The Second Half Lectures:
Influential Women of the South Coast

Thursdays, April 20 – May 25, 2:30 pm


The Whaling Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute, presents the following daytime lecture series.

May 4 | The Elusive Miss Waite:
New Bedford’s Inconspicuous Benefactor
Arthur Motta, Curator of Old Dartmouth History

AND A New and Lasting Trail of Light – Emily Bourne
Michael Dyer, Senior Maritime Historian

May 11 | The African American Experience
Janine DaSilva, National Park Service

May 18 | New Bedford Child and Family Services
Mary Jean Blasdale, Curator Emeritus, New Bedford Whaling Museum

May 25 | Women in New Bedford Today
Valerie Bassett, Executive Director,
Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts