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Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for the 30th annual celebration of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby-Dick. At noon on July 31, “Mr. Melville” will make his annual appearance at the Greenmanville Church and kick off the reading by reciting the first chapter of the novel. Visitors can then sign up to read a chapter aloud as the marathon continues until its conclusion. Once the reading is complete at noon on August 1, we will celebrate the 196th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birthday in old-fashioned style with song and a great, white cake.

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We suggest visitors bring a copy of the book, but several copies of Moby-Dick will be available. Participants may bring a picnic to enjoy on grounds or purchase a meal at one of the Museum’s restaurants. Please note: the Moby-Dick Marathon will take place in historic buildings and food and beverages (excluding bottled water) are not allowed inside the exhibit space.