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31st Annual Scrimshaw Weekend 

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm

31st Annual Scrimshaw Weekend 

Tickets: $395 non-members; $340 members

Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Whaling Museum is the scrimshaw capital of the world, and the annual Scrimshaw Weekend is the world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.” Founded in 1989, this gala event attracts enthusiasts from across the country and abroad who gather to share the enjoyment of this distinctive and beautiful art form.

Optional Sunday Field Trip: Behind-the-scenes Trip to Nantucket Historical Association

Tickets: $80 (separate from scrimshaw weekend tickets)

An exclusive and unique visit to the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA). Price includes bus and ferry transportation, NHA museum tour, behind-the-scenes visit to scrimshaw storage at the Gosnold Center, lunch, and a cocktail reception hosted by the president of the NHA. Transportation will pick up and drop off at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.



May 10 @ 8:00 am
May 12 @ 5:00 pm
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New Bedford Whaling Museum


New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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