Black and white photo of two men operating a series of wall dials and looking at gauges

There Was a Time: Whimsical Relics & Eclectic Images

December 10, 2022 - May 20, 2023

Old City Hall

The Whatcom Museum collects, safeguards, and makes accessible thousands of artifacts which we hold in trust for the community. But why keep this stuff? What do these artifacts tell us? The exhibition There Was a Time: Whimsical Relics & Eclectic Images will showcase a diversity of items from the Museum’s history collection and photo archives that rarely see the light of day. What these objects tell us about our shared sense of place, the past, and ultimately ourselves, will be available for public interpretation. And it will be a lot of fun!