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Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA



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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum


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.


• Sun 11/25/18 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Threatened And Endangered Wildlife in Washington

Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental

As the state’s human population continues to grow, more fish and wildlife species have been put at risk by loss and fragmentation of critical habitat, disturbance, and introduction of non-native species. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) oversees the listing and recovery of species in danger of being lost in the state. WDFW biologist Fenner Yarborough will give an overview of the State Wildlife Action Plan, which lays out the primary threats and priorities for conservation of species and habitats throughout Washington. Discussion will include the effects of species listing, recovery plans, and addressing threats affecting recovery, as well as local species in greatest need of conservation.


• Tue 11/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Deck the Old City Hall Holiday Cocktail Party

Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday

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. Tickets are available at beginning Nov. 1.


• Fri 11/30/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Birchwood Garden Club's December Meeting

Talks/Lectures, Gardening

Rebecca Morse of Osborne Seeds in Mt Vernon will be our December guest speaker. She will cover: A. Seed catalog choices. B. Good varieties. C. Common issues which reduce yields/germination in our area. Osborne Seeds works with WSU on vegetable trials and primarily services the commercial growers in our area. They do not sell retail. Please join us. Birchwood Garden Club membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit County.


• Wed 12/5/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bellingham High School (BHS) Showstoppers Sing Holiday Favorites

Choral, Holiday

The BHS Showstoppers spread holiday magic with their seasonal favorites and annual choreographed medley. This outstanding, small mixed vocal ensemble is auditioned out of three choral ensembles at BHS, and is led by director Linda Short. Get into the spirit of the season with the Showstoppers!


• Thu 12/13/18 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Annual History Holiday Open Mic

Talks/Lectures, Holiday

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 research, interesting artifacts, and more. Members and friends are welcome to join the event, which will include a brief annual business meeting. Holiday refreshments will be served.


• Thu 12/13/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Deck the Old City Hall

Community Event, Holiday

Get in the holiday spirit with the Whatcom Museum's annual festivities! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum's rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Sponsored by the Museum Advocates and the Foundation Board of Directors.


• Fri 11/23/18 - Sun 12/30/18 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.


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