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Lecture: Steve Manuel: Whaling, Religion and Royalty: New London and Lahaina

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 – $20

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Thames River Heritage Park to host their 2024 lecture series, Stories from the Park: Island Affairs of the Thames.

New London, the “Whaling City” was the third largest whaling port in the country during the height of whaling in the United States and for a short time, the second largest whaling port in the world. In 1850 alone, over one million dollars in whale goods passed over the docks at New London. Used by New London and whalers from throughout New England for re-supplying their ships, Lahaina was one of the most significant whaling ports in the Pacific. Hear fascinating stories about New London’s Elias Perkins II, a partner in the Perkins and Smith whaling firm who resided in Lahaina; the conflict between New England whalers and missionaries; and the influence of whaling on New London County. Artifacts gifted to the Perkins family from the royal family of Hawaii will be on display.

Reception: 6 pm
Lecture: 7 pm

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