Wanderer100 Exhibit Opening Reception

Please join the Mattapoisett Museum for the opening of our latest exhibition “Wanderer 100: The Afterlife of Mattapoisett’s Last Whaler” on Thursday, July 11 at 6 pm.

            Since the moment of her tragic crash in 1924, the Wanderer has been a symbol of Mattapoisett’s heyday as the shipbuilding capital of the 19th century, as well as that of the decline and fall of the New England whale trade.

            For a century she has been celebrated in various ways, by Mattapoisett residents and the broader world on postcards and model kits, in relics and artwork, even as the “masthead” and namesake of the Tri-Town’s local weekly news magazine.

            “Wanderer 100: The Afterlife of Mattapoisett’s Last Whaler” will investigate objects, ephemera and publications to consider, “What has made this ship so celebrated and beloved?” A question we may not be able to answer, but one that deserves asking nonetheless.

            Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and interesting conversation will be provided.

            The Museum is open every Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Plan your visit: www.mattapoisettmuseum.org/visit

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