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Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

The  New York World  newspaper issued this photograph to publicize Nellie Bly’s around-the world-voyage in 1889.

The New York World newspaper issued this photograph to publicize Nellie Bly’s around-the world-voyage in 1889.

History buff Gerard Thornton returns to the museum to present the story of 25- year-old New York World reporter Nellie Bly, whose voyage on the luxury ocean liner SS Augusta Victoria in 1889 marked the beginning of a 72-day journey around the world. Join us on the 130-year anniversary of the day her journey began, and learn about her life through a lecture, discussion, and photographs.

Admission $5 at the door

Earlier Event: November 9
The 31st Annual John A. Noble Art Auction
Later Event: November 17
Sea Shanty Sessions