New Bedford Whaling Museum Hosts Scrimshaw Weekend May 12-14

NEW BEDFORD –The New Bedford Whaling Museum will host the 29th annual Scrimshaw Weekend on May 12-14.

With more than 5,000 scrimshaw objects in the Museum’s collection, it is the ideal venue for Scrimshaw Weekend – the world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.”

Founded in 1989, the event attracts enthusiasts from across the globe who gather to study, celebrate, and discover this unique and remarkable art form.

The 8th Annual Nautical Antiques Show on May 12 kicks off this year’s Scrimshaw Weekend.

The show features high-quality antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers.

The Antiques Show runs from noon to 5 p.m. with early admission from 11 a.m. – noon.

The show is free with regular admission to the Museum and/or with the purchase of a ticket to Scrimshaw Weekend.

Admission to the early bird session is available for an additional $5.

Scrimshaw Weekend officially begins May 12 with an opening lecture at the Museum beginning at 8 p.m. followed by two full-days of discovery, learning, and stimulating talks.

Registration for the three-day Scrimshaw Weekend is $315 for Whaling Museum members and $370 for non-members.

Registration includes regular admission to the Nautical Antiques Show, all sessions Friday through Saturday, and dinner on Saturday evening.

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