Lotus Eaters painting by Fay Jones

Anatomy of a Collection: Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts

2020 opening date to-be-determined; Lightcatcher building

To mark ten years since the Lightcatcher building’s construction, the Whatcom Museum celebrates the works of art welcomed into the permanent collection during this time. We also acknowledge the long-standing relationships with area artists and patrons who have helped to shape and expand the collection through gifts of art. Their generous contributions support the Museum’s […]

Photo of band performing

The Scene: A Timeline of Whatcom County’s Musical Past

2020 opening date to-be-determined; Old City Hall

“Bellingham was coming to life in a certain way with all sorts of bands forming and all sorts of things going on.” —Ken  Stringfellow, founding member of The Posies, interviewed Dec. 23, 2019 From string bands on steamboats in the 1890s, to symphony orchestras, barbershop quartets, jazz bands, folk singers, and alternative rock groups in […]