[MARMAM] Whaling Heritage Symposium June 16-18, 2008

Shannon.McKenzie shannon.mckenzie at mysticseaport.org
Thu Mar 13 06:06:37 PDT 2008

> Please publicize within your organization and to your members!
> Whaling Heritage Symposium
> Sponsored by NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, Maritime Heritage  
> Program
> June 16-18, 2008
> June 16-17: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut
> June 18: New Bedford Whaling Museum and New Bedford Whaling  
> National Historical Park, New Bedford, Massachusetts
> http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/whaling/
> NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program, along with Mystic Seaport, New  
> Bedford Whaling Museum, and New Bedford Whaling National Historical  
> Park, will sponsor a 3-day whaling heritage symposium.  The  
> symposium will be organized along selected themes and will feature  
> cultural practitioners, authors, archaeolo gists, historians,  
> curators, marine resource managers and others…noted specialists  
> associated within each of the selected fields.  The event will  
> offer the public and professional alike the opportunity to examine  
> the broader cultural scope of historic whaling, the significance of  
> specific events and geographic locations in the industry’s history,  
> and the ways we can continue to learn from our own whaling  
> heritage.  The proposed schedule includes plenary presentations,  
> speaker panel sessions, public talks, tours, dinners and  
> receptions.  There will be a registration fee of $175.  The event  
> will also offer out-of-town visitors one of their last chances to  
> go on board the Charles W. Morgan before the historic ship, the  
> world’s oldest whaling vessel, is placed in dry dock in November.
> Please visit the website for more information and registration  
> information.

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