Credits and Sources

Funding support

Core Team

  • Nancy Cole, Project Manager
  • MaryJane Aldrich-Moodie, Lead Writer
  • Lynne Whiting, Lead Writer
  • Juliet Jacobson, Designer, DigitalGizmo
  • Don Button, Technical Developer, DigitalGizmo


  • Dillon Bustin, Enthno-musicologist, Folklorist, Boston, MA
  • Joan Druett, Whaling Historian, New Zealand
  • Michael Dyer, Maritime Historian and Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Lisa Norling, Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • James B. Richardson III, Curator Emeritus of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Matthew Stackpole, Historian and Development Director for Restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport
  • Craig Edwards, Mystic Seaport, Music Scholar

Content Contributors

  • Sofi Thanhauser
  • Jennifer Estabrook
  • Lori Shaller

Production Contributors


MV Museum Staff

  • David Nathans, Executive Director
  • Betsey Mayhew, Finance Director
  • Bonnie Stacy, Chief Curator
  • Dana Costanza Street, Librarian
  • Anna Carringer, Assistant Curator
  • Brianna Bingham, Administrative Assistant
  • Leslie Digby, Production Associate
  • Katy Fuller, Marketing Manager
  • Kay Mayhew, Genealogist
  • Susan Wilson, Publications Manager

Additional Production Contributors

  • Louisa Fry
  • Andria Higgins
  • Nardi Hobler
  • Susan Lebo
  • Elizabeth Lurie
  • Nancy Nitchie
  • Dylan O’Brien
  • Caitlin Scott
  • Caitlin Smith

Collaborating Organizations

Artifact and Illustration Sources