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, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. The event summons readers and enthusiasts around the globe, from the world’s most obsessive literary aficionados, to local school children and everyone in between. Participants will travel back in time to accompany narrator Ishmael on the epic whaling journey and hunt for the elusive white whale.
Activities begin on Friday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m. with a ticketed event including the opening of the Melville Society Exhibit, a dinner well-suited for hungry sailors, and an engaging lecture and discussion on Melville and Religion. Friday tickets are $40 for Whaling Museum members, $50 for non-members. To purchase tickets visit www.whalingmuseum.org, or call 508-997-0046.
The entire marathon will be broadcast via livestream in a couple of venues throughout the Museum, as well as online, so enthusiasts around the globe can follow along. Visit www.whalingmuseum.org .
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