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Plimoth Patuxet Museums Hosts Special Screening Event of In the Whale

Proceeds from the film event support the Museum’s educational mission

Plymouth, Massachusetts (May 14, 2024)A Whale of a Tale for an Evening will bring together film enthusiasts and Museum supporters alike for a special evening fundraiser event at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. Hosted in the Museum’s very own Plimoth Cinema on Saturday, June 1, from 6 – 9 pm, proceeds from the evening will support Plimoth Patuxet Museums and its educational mission.

The program will begin with a wine and cheese gathering in Plimoth Patuxet’s Gainsborough Hall. Guests will enjoy sipping on a selection of wines and delectable bites of artisanal cheeses, jams, seasonal nuts, and cured meats. Following the hour-long reception, they will proceed to the Linn Theater for a special screening of In The Whale. The film documents the account of Michael Packard, a man who has long been tempting fate in the shark-filled waters off Cape Cod as a commercial lobster diver.

As the region’s last-remaining commercial lobster diver, Packard is accustomed to his share of harrowing adventures, from encounters with great whites to nearly drowning. Then the unimaginable happened on a routine dive on a clear June morning, and the experience was of Biblical proportions.

Following the film, guests will enjoy a Q&A with Director David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers fisheries and environmental issues for The Boston Globe, to hear his take on this fascinating story and the man who lived to tell the tale.

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About Plimoth Patuxet

Plimoth Patuxet is one of the Nation’s foremost living history museums. Founded in 1947, the Museum creates engaging experiences of history built on thorough research about the Indigenous and European people who met along Massachusetts' historic shores of change in the 1600s. Immersive and educational encounters underscore the collaborations as well as the cultural clash and conflicts of the 17th-century people of this region. Major exhibits include the Historic Patuxet Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Mayflower II, and Plimoth Grist Mill. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, Plimoth Patuxet is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from early spring through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. For more information, visit Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.