Teacher Resources


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.

Visit our growing resource page to explore more about Northwest Native American Culture.


A Short History of Bellingham
This PowerPoint presentation, written by former Whatcom Museum Educator and Historian, Richard Vanderway, includes vintage photographs and describes the development of the community with sections on the early industries of Bellingham. It is available for check out upon request by calling or emailing  Education & Public Programs Coordinator: (360) 778-8961 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

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.

Wednesday - Sunday, noon-5pm;
open Thursday until 8pm; open Saturday at 10am

250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225  

Family Interactive Gallery (FIG)
Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm
250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225


Thursday - Sunday, noon-5pm; for select programs.
121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA  98225

Wednesday - Friday, 1-5 pm.
201 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Between May 20 and June 26, 2015, the Photo Archives will have different hours due to roof work on the building.

CLOSED Wednesday; Thursday and Friday 1-5PM (check in with the attendant at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street)

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