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Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA

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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 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.

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• 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 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

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 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.

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• 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.

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• 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 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

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

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.

Information:

• Sun 5/5/19 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 5/5/19 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 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.

Information:

• 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

Museum Advocates: Origins, Sustainability, and Current Application of Reef Net Fishing

Talks/Lectures

Join the Museum Advocates for a presentation to learn how the Salish People were using an advanced technique to catch sockeye salmon hundreds of years ago from local fisher Riley Starks and author Mark Shintaffer. This technique is considered to be one of the most environmentally sensitive of all the methods of catching fish. The indigenous peoples we know as the Lummi, the Samish, the Semiahmoo, the Sooke, the Songish, and the Saanich, were distinguished by their invention and use of what is known today as the reef net to catch the elusive sockeye salmon. Modern materials and hydraulics have improved efficiency, but the basic methods remain the same. Learn more at this fascinating presentation.

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• Thu 5/9/19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Historical Society: Fairhaven Development History as an Indicator of the Local Economy, 1856, 1889, 1970, 1994, & 2016

Talks/Lectures

In a lovely corner of Bellingham Washington stands the former Town of Fairhaven. Its growth pattern over the last 164 years has been to grow with booms and fade with busts. But, why? Jackie Lynch will outline the history of at least six boom cycles in the Fairhaven area, and tie this history to changes to the State’s and the Nation’s economy. How much of Fairhaven’s appearance is based on the great tsunamis of history and the economy? And, what can we learn about these changes from Fairhaven’s buildings? This fast-moving presentation’s goal is to provide people interested in Fairhaven and local history with the greater stories told by wood, brick, and mortar. Jackie Lynch has been an urban planner for the City of Bellingham for 29 years and an amateur Anglo-Saxon historian for even longer. She is fascinated by the stories told by our built environment, and how we can influence this environment to support our overlapping natural and human worlds. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society.

Information:

• Thu 5/9/19 at 7:30 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:

• 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

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 5/12/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 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 5/15/19 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.

Information:

• 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

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 5/19/19 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.

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• 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.

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• Sun 5/26/19 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 5/26/19 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

Nature

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 5/26/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Audubon Society: Elwha River Dam Removal and River Restoration

Talks/Lectures

What happens when you remove two of the largest dams from a river? Jeff Duda of the USGS will provide an update about the status of the Elwha River dam removal and river restoration project, providing highlights from multiple ongoing and completed research projects, including sediment, fish, and vegetation in freshwater, estuarine, and nearshore ecosystems. He will also place the Elwha perspective within a larger context of dam removals occurring throughout the world. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society.

Information:

• Tue 5/28/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 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 5/29/19 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.

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• 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.

Information:

• 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