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Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA

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Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

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• Thu 3/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Travelogue: Just Keep Spinning

Talks/Lectures

Katy Heriford will share stories and images from her 3,800-mile journey by bike from coast to coast. Heriford had never pedaled more than forty miles prior to her trip, but then found herself getting on a bike nearly every day for ten weeks. What she discovered about herself and this country changed her life forever. Light refreshments served. No need to pre-register, just bring your curiosity! Co-presented by Bellingham Parks and Recreation.

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• Thu 3/21/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

Information:

• Fri 3/22/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 3/23/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 3/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Old City Hall History Tour

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

Information:

• Sun 3/24/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Talks/Lectures

Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society in the new John M. Edson Hall of Birds. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the new 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. Come and go as needed. All ages welcome.

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• Sun 3/24/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Audubon Society: The Vancouver Avian Research Centre

Talks/Lectures

The Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) is a non-profit dedicated to wild bird research, conservation and education. VARC conducts bird monitoring, banding and research to identify causes of avian population change and provides workshops, presentations/lectures, volunteer opportunities, and visitor programs at its Colony Farm field station. Derek Matthew, Chair of VARC will delight us with a discussion of VARC’s objectives in providing data and research that help safeguard bird habitats and their long-term survival by providing scientifically defensible strategies for avian and ecosystem conservation. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society.

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• Tue 3/26/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

Information:

• Wed 3/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 3/28/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 3/29/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 3/30/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 3/31/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Elephant in the Room: The Allure of Ivory and its Tragic Legacy

Art Show

In conjunction with our Lightcatcher exhibition, Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, the Museum will explore the story of ivory from pre-history to modern times, featuring a selection of ivory from the collection, research in elephant communications, the devastating effects of ivory hunting, and how organizations are trying to save this these incredible animals.

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• Sat 9/8/18 - Sun 3/31/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Old City Hall History Tour

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

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• Sun 3/31/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Clarence Moriwaki Discusses Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion

Talks/Lectures

Humanities Washington presents a free public lecture in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall with Clarence Moriwaki, President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community. Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again. Moriwaki is the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a founder and former president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. Moriwaki has written guest editorials on the subject that have been published nationwide. Moriwaki has served as a spokesperson for administrations including the Clinton Administration, the Office of the Governor, and Congressman Jay Inslee. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program.

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• Mon 4/1/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

Information:

• Wed 4/3/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 4/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 4/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 4/6/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 4/7/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Old City Hall History Tours

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour, begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall, and are included with admission/free to members.

Information:

• Sun 4/7/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Old City Hall History Tour

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

Information:

• Sun 4/7/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

Information:

• Wed 4/10/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 4/11/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Museum Advocates Present Children’s Book Author Paul Owen Lewis

Talks/Lectures

Join the Advocates for a unique lecture at noon by Bellingham author Paul Owen Lewis, who will talk about Northwest Coast Native art and children’s literature. Lewis will tell the story of how he wrote and illustrated his classic picture book, Storm Boy, about a Haida boy’s undersea adventure with the killer whale people, which was the recipient of the prestigious 1996 American Book Award. Lewis will share “the story behind the story” about his special relationship with mentor Bill Holm, University of Washington Professor Emeritus of Art History, world-renowned author, teacher, and practitioner of Northwest Coast art. Artist and author Paul Owen Lewis has produced several best-selling picture books across a wide variety of subjects that nevertheless express the same idea—that there’s always more to the story, and to ourselves, than we ever imagined. He travels around the country inspiring school children to discover the writer within, and lives on Lummi Island.

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• Thu 4/11/19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Whatcom County Historical Society: Local Rock & Roll Bands of the ‘50s and ‘60s

Talks/Lectures

Wes Gannaway and Kent Holsather will talk about and show photos of local bands and venues for Rock and Roll music from the early 1950s through 1960s in Whatcom County. Wes Gannaway has been researching history with Kent Holsather for several decades. They are co-authors of four books; Whatcom Then and Now, Bellingham Then and Now, Bays to Bells, and Drive-ins, Drive-ups, and Drive-Thrus. Kent and Wes worked together at the Atlantic Richfield Refinery from 1971 to 2010, where they found that they had a mutual interest in local history. Both are continuing to work on projects such as an historical chronology of the County, the sandstone quarries, and the 1858 Richards Building. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society.

Information:

• Thu 4/11/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

Information:

• Fri 4/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 4/13/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 4/13/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 4/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.

Installations

The exhibit Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall is full of emotion-packed stories documenting the personal experiences of men and women who fought for freedom on the battlefield and on the home-front. The Legacy Washington exhibit was created through the Office of the Secretary of State to honor the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who served in the war. In addition to the Legacy stories, the exhibit will highlight a variety of WWII artifacts, documents, and historic photographs from the Whatcom Museum’s collection.

Information:

• Sun 4/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Old City Hall History Tour

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

Information:

• Sun 4/14/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Old City Hall History Tours

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour, begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall, and are included with admission/free to members.

Information:

• Sun 4/14/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 4/17/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 4/18/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 4/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 4/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sat 4/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 4/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sun 4/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Old City Hall History Tour

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

Information:

• Sun 4/21/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Old City Hall History Tours

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour, begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall, and are included with admission/free to members.

Information:

• Sun 4/21/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Audubon: Glacial and Post Glacial Influence on the Northwest Washington Environment

Talks/Lectures

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society as Engineering Geologist Dan McShane provides us with insights into the glacial influence on our environment and what we can expect in the future. Between 18,000 and 13,000 years ago the lowlands of northwest Washington were covered in nearly 6,000 feet of glacial ice. The natural resources, locations of cities and towns, and transportation routes are all impacted by the glacial period. Lidar (light detecting and ranging) has helped us better visualize our landscapes and allows for a better understanding of the glacial, late glacial and post glacial history of the land we live on. Understanding the glacial history provides insights into geologic hazards, natural resource management, how communities have grown and the future challenges.

Information:

• Tue 4/23/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 4/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Wed 4/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 4/25/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Thu 4/25/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 4/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 4/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 4/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 4/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 4/28/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 4/28/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Nature

Drop-in at Old City Hall and talk to 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.

Information:

• Sun 4/28/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Old City Hall History Tours

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour, begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall, and are included with admission/free to members.

Information:

• Sun 4/28/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Old City Hall History Tour

Tour

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30 pm. The Museum’s trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Tours last one hour and begin on the first-floor lobby of Old City Hall.

Information:

• Sun 4/28/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Talks/Lectures

Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society in the new John M. Edson Hall of Birds. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the new 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. Come and go as needed. All ages welcome.

Information:

• Sun 4/28/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Wed 5/1/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 5/1/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 5/2/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Thu 5/2/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 5/3/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Fri 5/3/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 5/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sat 5/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 5/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Sun 5/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 5/8/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

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• Wed 5/8/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 5/9/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Thu 5/9/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 5/10/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 5/10/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 5/11/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 5/11/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 5/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 5/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 5/15/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 5/15/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 5/16/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Thu 5/16/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 5/17/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sat 5/18/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 5/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sun 5/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 5/22/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Wed 5/22/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 5/23/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Thu 5/23/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 5/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 5/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 5/25/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 5/25/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 5/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 5/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 5/29/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 5/29/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 5/30/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Thu 5/30/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 5/31/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Fri 5/31/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/1/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sat 6/1/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/2/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sun 6/2/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 6/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Wed 6/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 6/6/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Thu 6/6/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 6/7/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 6/7/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/8/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 6/8/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/9/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 6/9/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 6/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 6/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 6/13/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Thu 6/13/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 6/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Fri 6/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/15/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sat 6/15/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/16/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sun 6/16/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 6/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Wed 6/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 6/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Thu 6/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 6/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 6/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/22/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Sat 6/22/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/23/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 6/23/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 6/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Wed 6/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 6/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

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• Thu 6/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 6/28/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Fri 6/28/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/29/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

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• Sat 6/29/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/30/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Sun 6/30/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 7/3/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

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• Wed 7/3/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 7/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Thu 7/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 7/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 7/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 7/6/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 7/6/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 7/7/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 7/7/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 7/10/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Wed 7/10/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 7/11/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Thu 7/11/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 7/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Fri 7/12/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 7/13/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sat 7/13/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 7/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sun 7/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 7/17/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Wed 7/17/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 7/18/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Thu 7/18/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 7/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Fri 7/19/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 7/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Information:

• Sat 7/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 7/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood

History/Science

A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.

Information:

• Sun 7/21/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

History/Science

Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight in this exhibit at Old City Hall. Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. And before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Meet other “hidden figures,” including the African American women who played a pivotal role in the country’s space program in the second half of the twentieth century. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943. This exhibition was provided, in part, by the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina. Special thanks to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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• Wed 7/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 7/25/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 7/26/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 7/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 7/28/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 7/31/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 8/1/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 8/2/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 8/3/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 8/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM