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January 2020

Docent-Led Tours of WANTED: Ed Bereal

January 4, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Ed Bereal

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about the artist and his works featured in WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace. Our trained docents will provide insight into his works, as well as discuss Bereal’s background. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher and last one hour.

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FIG Studio: Fireworks

January 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2020

One event on January 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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fireworks craft

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials! Jan. 2 – 5: Fireworks Using wooden dowels and special scratch paper, kids will reveal colorful fireworks to help bring in the New Year with a flashy bang.

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Docent-Led Tours of WANTED: Ed Bereal

January 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/members fee
Ed Bereal

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about the artist and his works featured in WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace. Our trained docents will provide insight into his works, as well as discuss Bereal’s background. Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher and last one hour.

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Museum Advocates: Tattoos and Piercings in the Mainstream: A Talk with Old School Tattoo

January 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free

Join the Museum Advocates for a presentation by local tattoo artist Paul Foertsch, who works at Old School Tattoos in downtown Bellingham. Paul will talk about the artistry and current trends behind modern tattoos and piercings, and he will share images of some of his work. 11:30am meeting, noon program.

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A Virtual History Sunset Cruise with Brian Griffin

January 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5
Brian Griffin

Brian Griffin, local historian and co-host of the Museum’s History Sunset Cruises, offers an armchair presentation of the annual cruises as a teaser for next summer’s sailings. Griffin has narrated the cruises for the past eleven years. He is also a member of the Museum’s first docent class and is a frequent docent guide for the popular Sunday afternoon Old City Hall history tours. He curated the 2013 Museum exhibition on the life of J.J. Donovan and wrote the accompanying…

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Travelogue: Patrick McGinty’s Bike Trip Across America: A 3,411 Mile Journey of Discovery

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free
Patrick McGinty on a bike

Patrick McGinty is an experienced adventurer and has soloed the John Muir Trail and bicycled the Pacific Coast from Washington to California. Patrick recently biked 3,411 miles from Salinas, California, to San Diego, California, and to Amelia Island, Florida. How did he average 80 miles per day over 43 days? Who were some of the interesting people he met? How many times was he chased by dogs? Hear the trials, tribulations, and rewards of achieving a dream. If you too…

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Camera UnObscura Workshop

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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$30 – $35

In conjunction with Whatcom Reads, join us as we explore early photographic technology, similar to that used by Eowyn Ivey in her book "To the Bright Edge of the World." In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the beginnings of photography and build their own camera obscura. Fun for ages 8 to 80 (and beyond!) Cost: $30 Museum members/$35 non-members

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Low Sensory Sunday

January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free

Enjoy a low sensory morning in the Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) inside the Lightcatcher building. This program offers reserved museum time for children ages 12 and younger with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders and their families. We will have tools available and accommodations in place to support your visit. For questions or to access pre-visit materials, contact Chelsea Macias at camacias@cob.org or by phone at 360.778.8935. RSVP requested, but not necessary. This program is supported, in part, by a…

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Audubon Fourth Sundays: Birds on the Shelf—Taxidermy and Our Complex Relationship with Birds

January 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Join us for a special Audubon at the Museum program in conjunction with Whatcom Reads book selection "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey. North Cascades Audubon Society volunteer Paul Woodcock will give a short talk and discussion on the history of collecting bird specimens and how it relates to the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. All ages are welcome.

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Audubon Society: Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink

January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free
Stuffed birds in a case

A new climate report by National Audubon shows that two thirds (65%, or 389 out of 604) of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. The good news is that our science also shows that if we take action now, we can help improve the chances for 76% of species at risk. Dr. Trina Bayard of Audubon Washington will dive into the details of the report, talk about how Washington’s birds will be impacted, and…

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