Campus Tours at the Museums (June-Oct 8)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10-2
We also host historical walking tours year round.
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Curtis Martin, American Whaling in the Age of Sail
August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
This talk is designed to introduce the audience to the subject of the US whale fishery from the 17th to the early 20th century through a survey of the different facets of the industry. Mr. Martin discusses historical development, the purpose of the fishery and its economic importance, risks associated with whaling, the most important species hunted, the products of whaling, the whale ships, the crew and life on ship-board, the hunt, capture and processing of whales, the leisure arts of whale men, and finally the decline and death of the industry in the US.