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Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA

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1-(360)-778-8930

Website:
www.whatcommuseum.org

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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.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/26/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Travelogue: Bhutan

Talks/Lectures

Experience an armchair journey with local travelers, Istvan Hernadi and Diane Groody, as they present a slide presentation titled "Life in Bhutan - Four Years in the Himalayas." Istvan Hernadi is a retired IT engineer from Canada who spent 4 years as a college professor in Bhutan, while taking time to explore the Himalayas and write stories, work on photography and hike numerous trails to peaks and remote monasteries. He also lived at some monasteries teaching English lessons to monks. Diane Groody is a retired geologist and clinical social worker, who taught 2 semesters at the Royal University of Bhutan and transferred to work at the psychiatric ward of the national hospital in Thimphu. She was involved in the daily life of students and ordinary Bhutanese as a counselor for more than a year.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at - 7:00 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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

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.

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• Fri 12/1/17 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 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 12/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 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.

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• 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:

• 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

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• 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.

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• 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