The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon is an annual non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. The multi-day program of entertaining activities and events is presented every January. Admission to the Marathon is free.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Melville's birthday celebrations

if ((you have children) and  
    (you will be near New Bedford on July 31)) then {
you might be interested in "a fun-filled day celebrating Herman Melville's birthday"
} else {
celebrate our man's 192nd birthday, August 1, as you will

1 comment:

  1. You might be interested in this account of Herman Melville's time on Staten Island where his brother Thomas was Governor of the old sailor's home at Snug Harbor and how this period in his life influenced the creation of Moby Dick. It's from an art piece that mixes fact and fiction called "The Forgotten History of Staten Island."