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Announcing DHPT’s 2017 Annual Meeting

October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The 1871 Russell’s Mills Schoolhouse

1205 Russell’s Mills Road

Dartmouth, MA  02748

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Our agenda and schedule are as follows:

6:00 p.m. Business Meeting and DHPT Review of finances, activities and projects

6:30 p.m. Lecture by Michael P. Dyer, Senior Maritime Historian at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Topic: “O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt”

Cover image of Michael P. Dyer’s Book

“From the 1750s through the first years of the twentieth century, American whaling voyages ranged farther off shore, and ultimately around the world, in a pursuit that produced oil and baleen for the growing population and industrialization of the US. Buried deep within the logbooks, journals, and manuscripts of America’s whaling heritage are paintings, drawings, and representations of the whale hunt rarely, if ever, seen by the public. The book highlights those unique artworks that capture the essence of whaling and its culture. This comprehensive examination of whalemen’s art will be the standard reference text for years to come. The author’s meticulous research is based upon a study of marine history and art spanning two decades.” Source: NBWM website featuring Mike Dyer’s newly released book.

Mike will regale us with his life’s work spanning two decades of research that resulted in this tour de force. He will take us inside the pages of this illustrated history of whaling art, capturing our fascination through his inimitable speaking style that combines scholarship with a uniquely colorful and folksy narrative manner all his own.

Michael P. Dyer is Senior Maritime Historian at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He was the inaugural U.S.A. Gallery Fellow at the Australia National Maritime Museum in 2008, and a 38th Voyager onboard the Charles W. Morgan in 2014.

8:00 p.m. Closing

Light refreshments will be served.

Mike’s book will be available for sale. Mike will be happy to inscribe your book.


October 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm