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Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-778-8930

Website:
www.whatcommuseum.org

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Upcoming Events

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Thu 8/17/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Thu 8/17/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 8/18/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 8/18/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 8/19/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Sat 8/19/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 8/20/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Sun 8/20/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 8/23/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Wed 8/23/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Thu 8/24/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Thu 8/24/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 8/25/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 8/25/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 8/26/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Sat 8/26/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 8/27/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Sun 8/27/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 8/30/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Wed 8/30/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 8/31/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Thu 8/31/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Fri 9/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 9/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 9/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Juried Exhibition

Art Show, Museum

In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, we'll be showcasing a variety of artwork in a juried exhibition featuring participating artists. Learn more about the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour at www.studiotour.net.

Information:

• Sat 9/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 9/3/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Sun 9/3/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 9/6/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 9/7/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 9/8/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 9/9/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 9/10/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 9/13/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 9/14/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Museum Advocates: Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Panel

Art Talk

Join the Advocates for an overview of the 2016 Whatcom Artist Studio Tour. Six local artists—Lorna Libert, Ben Mann, Tommy Gibson, Shelly Stark, Andra Millage, and Michael Jacobson—will discuss their artwork and processes. The Whatcom Artist Studio Tour was founded in 1995 to bring the public into artists’ working studios for a two weekend self-guided tour and sale. The Studio Tour offers visitors insight into the creative process, work-life and work environment of local artists and provides an opportunity for the people to purchase original works of art from the artist. The Studio Tour began with only 10 artists and has grown to a tour featuring over 50 artists working in over a dozen different media in studios around Whatcom County.

Information:

• Thu 9/14/17 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 9/15/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 9/16/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 9/17/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 9/20/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Parks & Rec Travelogue: Overlanding Along the Silk Road with Marie-Laure Valandro

Art Talk

Take an armchair journey through slides and stories with Marie-Laure Valandro, who will talk about her travels from Kyrgyzstan to Xi’an, Central China, and on to Lhasa, Tibet, and back. Co-presented with Bellingham Parks and Recreation. $5 suggested donation/Members free.

Information:

• Thu 9/21/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Thu 9/21/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 9/22/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 9/23/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 9/24/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Community Event

Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome. Included with admission/Members free.

Information:

• Sun 9/24/17 at 1:30 PM - 3:25 PM

Audubon Society: The Diking of the Delta

Talks/Lectures

Lower Skagit Valley is an amazing place for birding. That’s partly because of natural features and partly because of how it was changed by human development. Glen “Alex” Alexander, recently retired Education Coordinator at Padilla Bay Reserve, will tell the amazing story of the diking of the Skagit Valley. You may love the magic of the Skagit or you may long to see the way it was, but you will never look at those dikes the same after this presentation. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS). $5 suggested donation/Museum & NCAS members free.

Information:

• Tue 9/26/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Audubon Society: The Diking of the Delta

Art Show, History/Science, Museum

Lower Skagit Valley is an amazing place for birding. That’s partly because of natural features and partly because of how it was changed by human development. Glen “Alex” Alexander, recently retired Education Coordinator at Padilla Bay Reserve, will tell the amazing story of the diking of the Skagit Valley. You may love the magic of the Skagit or you may long to see the way it was, but you will never look at those dikes the same after this presentation. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS). $5 suggested donation/Museum & NCAS members free.

Information:

• Tue 9/26/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Wed 9/27/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 9/28/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 9/29/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 9/30/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/4/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/5/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Parks & Rec Travelogue: A Journey Through Burma by Lisa Woo and Howard Valentine

Talks/Lectures

Take an armchair journey through slides and stories with Lisa Woo and Howard Valentine, who will talk about their travels through Burma. Co-presented with Bellingham Parks and Recreation. $5 suggested donation/Members free.

Information:

• Thu 10/5/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 10/6/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/7/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/8/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/11/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/12/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Historical Society: Bellingham—Professional Wrestling Capitol of the World in 1904!

Talks/Lectures

On January 27, 1904, sports fans throughout the nation fixated on a professional wrestling match held in Bellingham, Washington. Though a small town at the time, Bellingham had a national reputation as a “hotbed” of professional wrestling. The championship match was the culmination of many professional wrestling matches held in Bellingham in the early 1900’s. Presenter Jerry Johnson, a retired WWU mathematics professor, will share more about this local history trivia. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society. $5 suggested donation/Museum & Historical Society members free. On January 27, 1904, sports fans throughout the nation fixated on a professional wrestling match held in Bellingham, Washington. Though a small town at the time, Bellingham had a national reputation as a “hotbed” of professional wrestling. The championship match was the culmination of many professional wrestling matches held in Bellingham in the early 1900’s. Presenter Jerry Johnson, a retired WWU mathematics professor, will share more about this local history trivia. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society. $5 suggested donation/Museum & Historical Society members free.

Information:

• Thu 10/12/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

American Art from the Tacoma Art Museum talk

Talks/Lectures

Join the Advocates for coffee at 11:30am followed by a presentation at noon. Faith Brower, Curator of Western American Art at the Tacoma Art Museum, will talk about a new exhibition at the Lightcatcher featuring a selection of artwork on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art, which is unrivaled in its scope, and contains artwork spanning from 1790 to today. The collection includes prominent 19th-century artists who shaped our views of Native Americans, mountain men, cowboys, and pristine American landscapes, including George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington. FREE!

Information:

• Thu 10/12/17 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 10/13/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/14/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/15/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/18/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/19/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/20/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/21/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/22/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/25/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/26/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/27/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/28/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/29/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Parks & Rec Travelogue: The Unknown Afghanistan—Natural Beauty and Ancient History by Jake Strauss

Talks/Lectures

Take an armchair journey through slides and stories with Jake Strauss, who will share the natural wonders, and rich history, of Afghanistan. Co-presented with Bellingham Parks and Recreation. $5 suggested donation/Members free.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 11/3/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/4/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/5/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/8/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/9/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Historical Society: Requiem for a Pulp Mill—The Deconstruction of Georgia Pacific

Art Show, Art Talk

Well-known Bellingham photographer, Tore Ofteness, has specialized in outstanding ground and aerial photography for industrial, architectural, commercial, and scenic images for more than 30 years. This presentation is a photographic history of the Georgia Pacific pulp mill, including aerial views from the 1980s until now, as well as photos from the interiors and exteriors of the buildings as they were being demolished. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society. $5 suggested donation/Museum & WCHS members free.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 11/10/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/11/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/12/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/15/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/16/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Parks & Rec Travelogue: Paraguaype, Jaha! A Peace Corps Service in the Heart of South America by Katie Storrs

Talks/Lectures

Take an armchair journey through slides and stories with Katie Storrs, who will talk about her experiences in the Peace Corps in South America. Co-presented with Bellingham Parks and Recreation. $5 suggested donation/Members free.

Information:

• Thu 11/16/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 11/17/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/18/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/19/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/22/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/23/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/24/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/25/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall

Children, Holiday

Bring your wish list, holiday cheer, and camera when you visit with Santa in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. He’ll be checking to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. Admission is by donation. Photo opps are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

Information:

• Sat 11/25/17 at 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Talks/Lectures

Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome. Included with admission/Members free.

Information:

• Sun 11/26/17 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Sun 11/26/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Audubon Society: The Ecology and Issues Surrounding Forage Fish

Talks/Lectures

Forage fish are pelagic planktivores that occur in the middle of the marine or freshwater food chain and are important prey for larger fish predators, sea birds, marine mammals, and humans. In recent times, forage fish have been caught in the crossfire of ecological conservation versus fisheries. Evelyn Brown’s presentation will focus on the schooling pelagics utilizing the nearshore for spawning and/or rearing, their population dynamics, challenges for research and monitoring, legal controversies, and recommendations for helping to solve these controversies. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS). $5 suggested donation/Museum & NCAS members free.

Information:

• Tue 11/28/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Wed 11/29/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/30/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 12/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Deck the Old City Hall Cocktail Party

Benefit/Fundraiser

Put on your dancing shoes and join us at our annual holiday kick-off cocktail party! Guests will enjoy our decorated building, tasty drinks and hors d’oeuvres, music, and dancing. Visit the Lightcatcher exhibitions after the festivities during Downtown Art Walk. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com beginning Nov. 1. Sponsored by Scott & Lori Clough.

Information:

• Fri 12/1/17 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Visit with Wally the Museum Mouse at Deck the Old City Hal

Art Show, Museum

Say hello to Wally the Museum Mouse, our beloved Museum mascot! He’ll be spreading holiday cheer, and taking photos, by the big holiday tree in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Photo opps are self-serve using individual cameras/phones. Admission is by donation.

Information:

• Sat 12/2/17 at 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Deck the Old City Hall

Holiday

Celebrate the holiday season at the Whatcom Museum’s historic Old City Hall building, which will be decked with sparkling lights outside and decorated trees inside. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through January 3, visitors can view our decorated trees, visit with Santa, and enter a raffle. Sponsored by the Museum Advocates and the Foundation Board of Directors, admission is by donation.

Information:

• Sat 12/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Sat 12/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/3/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 12/6/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/7/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 12/8/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/9/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/10/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 12/13/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/14/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Historical Society: Annual History Holiday Open Mic

Community Event

Historical Society members, and the public, are welcome to participate and share in a fun evening of holiday cheer at the annual history holiday open mic. Presentations can be about local history, interesting artifacts, research projects, and more. Local authors will be on hand with books for holiday giving. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society (WCHS). $5 suggested donation/Museum & WCHS members free

Information:

• Thu 12/14/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Museum Advocates: Bellingham High School Showstoppers Holiday Concert

Holiday Music

The Bellingham High School (BHS) Showstoppers spreads holiday magic with their stellar song and dance. Be prepared to get into the spirit of the season with this 20-member group, auditioned out of the BHS Concert Choir. The Showstoppers has won the regional contests for many years, and received first place at the state contest in 2015. Directed by Linda Short. Come celebrate with the Showstoppers! Join the Advocates for coffee at 11:30am. The program begins at noon.

Information:

• Thu 12/14/17 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Museum, Nature

The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about bird migration, conservation success stories, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Alongside the interpretive panels and the birds themselves, the Hall of Birds will provide a variety of interactive opportunities for all ages.

Information:

• Fri 12/15/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/16/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/17/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 12/20/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/21/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 12/22/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/23/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/24/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 12/27/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/28/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 12/29/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/30/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/31/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM