The holiday season is over. A quiet midwinter weekend’s ahead. A great time to decompress with a good book… so good, you can’t put it down for 25 hours! It all starts this Friday. Here’s a rundown of the activities:
Friday, January 7, 5:30 p.m.: Weekend activities kick off on the eve of the Marathon – with a ticketed buffet dinner and cash bar at 5:30 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery. The buffet, a hearty winter meal of baked stuffed breast of chicken with gravy, oven-roasted potatoes, garden vegetables, tossed salad, cranberry sauce, crusty rolls & butter, will be followed by cake squares, assorted pastry, steaming hot coffee and punch – provided by Riccardi’s Restaurant and Buffet Catering. Tickets are $18. Call (508) 997-0046 ext. 100.
7:15 p.m.: Free public lecture: “Is Moby-Dick Still the Great American Novel?” Dr. Elizabeth A. Schultz, professor emerita, University of Kansas, and Melville Society scholar.
Saturday, January 8, 10:00 a.m.: “Stump the Scholars” A fun quiz game with the Melville Society on all matters Moby-Dick. Prizes will be awarded.
12:00 p.m. Noon: Moby-Dick Marathon Begins in the Lagoda Room, Bourne Bldg.
1:30 p.m. (approx.): At the Seamen’s Bethel – Chapters 7, 8 and 9 are read (and sung) in the “Whaleman’s Chapel.” With Rev. Dr. Edward R. Dufresne, as Father Mapple, and Joanna Weeks, vocalist.
3:00 p.m. (approx.): Marathon continues in the Jacobs Family Gallery of the Whaling Museum.
Ongoing Activities Throughout the weekend:
– Special Exhibit: “Visualizing Melville”
– Images of Moby-Dick, presented by the Museum’s Apprentices in the Cook Memorial Theater
– LIVE Streaming @ www.whalingmuseum.org
– Tweets: #MDM15
– Refreshments will be served throughout the Marathon.