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Access for All: Free First Fridays at the Whatcom Museum

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

- Free

In February, we’re celebrating the reopening of the People of the Sea and Cedar exhibition in the Lightcatcher building, which honors the culture, art, and enduring contributions of Coast Salish Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest and southern British Columbia. This Free First Friday, explore the newly reinterpreted and expanded gallery and join us in welcoming local Lummi violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim and the Blackhawk Singers to the museum.


B’Ham School of Music Baby & Toddler Classes at the FIG
Lightcatcher building | 250 Flora St.
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Blackhawk Singers
Lightcatcher building | 250 Flora St.
11 – 11:30 a.m.

Curator Tour of Bellingham National
Lightcatcher building | 250 Flora St.
1 – 2 p.m. & 3 – 4 p.m.

YAC (Youth Advisory Council) tours of Bellingham National
Lightcatcher building | 250 Flora St.
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Swil Kanim, violinist and storyteller
Old City Hall | 121 Prospect St.
6 – 7 p.m.



Exhibitions and galleries are open until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, and the Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) is open until 7 p.m.

Headphones and other sensory tools are available at the front desks for guests who require accommodation during their visit.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.