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Vintage Vaudevillians Returns

February 3, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Lightcatcher Building

Vintage Vaudevillians returns to the Lightcatcher, in partnership with Whatcom Reads. This photographic exhibition highlights a dozen vaudeville acts that performed in Bellingham in the early 20th century. Originally used to promote the acts, these publicity photos were saved by James Warwick, stage manager at downtown theaters during vaudeville’s heyday. The Whatcom Reads book selection, The Cold Millions by Jess Walter, features a vaudeville character, Ursula the Great, who performs with a live cougar. Learn more at whatcomreads.org.