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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Heroines at the Helm Exhibit

Opening September 22, 2018 at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, don’t miss ”Heroines at the Helm”. This new exhibit explores the impact of women who pushed social borders to affect change in a male-defined world as reflected in the arts spanning the age of 19th century whaling wives to contemporary female artists. 

The museum itself explores the whaling history of Cold Spring Harbor and the Long Island area, and hosts lots of special events focusing on the sea and nature.The current permanent exhibit, “If I Were a Whaler” features an immersive exhibit geared towards families with children that allow them to hoist the sail, swab the deck, pack for a journey, chart their global voyage, and climb into a whaler's bunkbed. And don’t miss “Thar She Blows” and “Breaking Boundaries”, two other exhibits that explore the significance of the whaling industry to revolutionary advances in society.

Hours are:
Weekdays:  Tuesday - Friday, 12-4 pm
Weekends:  Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 pm
Open select Holiday Mondays.

For more info and to see the full calendar of events, visit