Herman Melville: More than a Whale Story

  • Sodus Point, Finger Lakes
  • Jun 16, 2018
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"Herman Melville: More than a Whale Story" is part of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's "History Alive!" lecture series.

When most people hear the name Herman Melville, they immediately think of the great novel Moby Dick. But Melville wrote much more: other novels, short stories, and poems. As a matter of fact, Moby Dick was not even his most popular novel during his lifetime. That novel, Typee, made him known (much to his chagrin) as “the man who lived among cannibals.” Although scholars today recognize Melville’s literary genius, he died in obscurity.

Joe O’Toole, Director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, has facilitated adult book discussion programs for many years. Most recently, he has been examining famous American authors’ less-famous books. This presentation will highlight Herman Melville’s life and provide an overview of his literary works, including an examination of sources like the sinking of the whaleship Essex.

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Lecture is FREE; Museum Admission is $5.00/Adults; $2.50/Students K-12; Preschool Children and Members/FREE
  • 7606 N Ontario St
    Sodus Point, NY 14555
  • 315 483 4936
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Group Rates/Incentives Offered: Yes
  • Motorcoach Parking Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/16-17 & 10/6-8, 2018): Yes
  • Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum