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October 2020

Escape from Old City Hall (Virtual)

October 10 - October 31
$5
Dark staircase

In the spirit of all things spooky, the Whatcom Museum is joining Bellingham Parks and Recreation for “Branch out Bellingham” with an opportunity for you to attempt a virtual escape out of Old City Hall. Discover the secrets the building holds, but be careful, not all is as it seems. In this virtual escape room adventure, you’ll work your way through the basement and all the way up to the attic by solving puzzles and riddles until you make your…

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November 2020

Toward a More Perfect Democracy: Bellingham’s History From Below—A Virtual Walking Tour with Josh Cerretti (Virtual)

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Photo of a man in a hat outside

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County and the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, this virtual history walking tour will take you from the arrival of the first non-Native settlers on Coast Salish land in the 1850s through the exclusion of Asian Americans and African Americans in Bellingham in the 20th century and the ongoing struggle for social justice in the 21st. Since 2016, Josh Cerretti has been giving tours of Bellingham that highlight the perspectives…

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Museum Campus Closed

November 11
Museum closed

The Museum campus will be closed today in observation of Veterans Day.

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The Richards Building: Restoration Phase 2 (Virtual)

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5
Richards Building photo

Join Whatcom County Historical Society President Wes Gannaway for a virtual presentation about the restoration of the Richards Building. After the sale of the building in 2019, a major project has been to eliminate the passage of moisture through the original brick walls that has resulted in damage to interior walls. During the interior work, new knowledge of the original construction came to light. Gannaway has been involved with the building prior to the first restoration project in the early…

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Bird Watching the Easy Way: Tracking Seabirds in the Pacific Ocean (Virtual)

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Bird with nest and eggs

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society and the Whatcom Museum for "Bird Watching the Easy Way: Tracking Seabirds in the Pacific Ocean, with Jonathan Felis, from the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Seabirds have been historically difficult for researchers to study in the marine realm, given the relative inaccessibility of their vast oceanic habitats. More recently, rapid advances in bio-logging technologies have made it possible to track and study the movements of seabirds in unparalleled ways, from mapping trans-equatorial migration…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

November 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed brown and yellow birds

A volunteer from the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to answer questions about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds.

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Museum Campus Closed

November 26
Museum closed

The Museum campus will be closed today in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Museum Campus Closed

November 27
Museum closed

The Museum campus will be closed today.

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December 2020

Museum Campus Closed

December 24
Museum closed

The Museum campus will be closed today ahead of the Christmas holiday.

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Museum Campus Closed

December 25
Museum closed

The Museum campus will be closed today in observation of the Christmas holiday.

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