Returning to our roots; expanding for our future

The Trustees of the Old Dartmouth

 Society invite you to join Mayor Scott W. Lang, elected officials and James P. Russell, Museum President, in announcing details of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s largest expansion of exhibit space in a decade: within the Old Dartmouth’s original museum space.

When: Tomorrow, April 24th at 11:30 AM
Where: Jacobs Family Gallery

This brief press briefing will cover:
– Restoration work to the Museum’s Water Street side
– Work completion dates and Grand Opening event information
– Plans to open a Water Street entrance/exit during the summer
– First site tour of the new exhibit space work in progress


The elaborately carved pediment above the Water Street entrance of the original museum features a cartouche with a version of the city seal and motto, Lucem Diffundo (I Diffuse Light). The old museum space, long used for storage, will come alive again this summer.


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