Melville Family Day, 2011. Photo New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Herman Melville Family Day celebrates the 194th birthday of the famed author of Moby Dick at the New Bedford Whaling Museum [New Bedford, Massachusetts] on Saturday, July 27  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with free children’s activities indoors and out, and it ends as all birthdays should – with cake.
The annual celebration takes place in the Jacobs Family Gallery and on the museum plaza, with programs throughout the museum galleries. It features special guests, art, music, and story reading for children 12 years and younger. Regular admission applies to museum galleries.
New Bedford Whaling Museum: Herman Melville Family Day
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