EDUCATOR GUIDES FOR EXHIBITIONS
Reaching Beyond: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60
Lesley Dill's Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan
1934: A New Deal for Artists (while this exhibition is no longer on view at the Museum, it contains useful information on Whatcom County sites.)
Whatcom Museum provides classroom tours for all ages of students. Tours include current art exhibitions with a hands-on art fundamentals workshop; a pioneer history and life tour and workshop, a regional Native American life and culture through display tour and a hands-on workshop, Bellingham history tour, a Green Building tour of our LEEDS-certified Lightcatcher building, and the Birds of Washington display tour.
For more information and to schedule a tour, click here.
NORTHWEST NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES
Visit our growing resource page to explore more about Northwest Native American Culture.
A Short History of Bellingham
Pioneer Life and Craft
This hands-on workshop, presented at your school or at the Whatcom Museum, by local historian and educator Janet Oakley, includes a PowerPoint and talk about pioneer life followed by stations on butter making, homestead life, herbs, and spinning and carding wool. Cost: $100. Scholarships may be available through Allied Arts Education Project by contacting The Education Project at (360) 676-8548 X3.
CITY OF BELLINGHAM SELF-GUIDED HISTORIC TOURS
Experience the evolution of downtown Bellingham through historic photographs available as a "Desktop Tour" for your computer. You will see how downtown has changed since the first settlers arrived in 1852. Photos are from the Whatcom Museum's Photo Archives. To take the Desktop Tour visit www.cob.org/historytours. An audio/mobile tour feature and a harcopy book will be coming soon!
Allied Arts Education Project
This program provides art, theater, dance and hands-on history lessons by trained artist/educators to enhance the Museum experience. To schedule a teaching artist or hands-on history program call Allied Arts (360) 676-8548 X3. Grant funding may be available.
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention (formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
When coming with two or more classes, you can schedule tours to rotate between SPARK and the Whatcom Museum. For more information about SPARK tours and schedules contact Anne Bargetz at (360) 738-3886.