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Old City Hall

121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States

September 2019

Travelogue: Lawrence Wong Shares About Amazing Namibia

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free
Namibia landscape

Lawrence Wong and his wife Giovanna love travelling and photography. They have taken self-organized travels to Iceland, Peru, and New Zealand, as well as a 45-day cross-country RV trip. Recently, Lawrence traveled on a 23-day photographic guided trip to Namibia and Victoria Falls. With diverse ecology, landscapes, and cultures, Namibia has become one of the most-visited eco-tourism countries in Africa, especially for photographers. In this presentation, Lawrence will share photos and videos from his trip. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks &…

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Old City Hall CLOSING at 3 PM

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Whatcom Museum lit up at night

Old City Hall will be closing at 3 PM today to prepare for special afternoon and evening programming. Visit the Lightcatcher building, which will be open regular hours until 5pm.

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Art, Politics, and Community: A Conversation Inspired by Ed Bereal’s Work

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free Sold out
Ed Bereal

Join the Whatcom Museum and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center for an exciting and collaborative conversation inspired by the exhibition Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace. Community leaders, including WWU Political Science Professor Vernon Damani Johnson and Bellingham Chief of Police David Doll, will join artist Ed Bereal in leading participants in round-table discussions focused on art, politics, and their impacts in our community. This program is made possible by the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Project Neighborly grant. Tickets will…

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Old City Hall History Tour

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

September 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
Hall of birds

Join experts from the North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome.

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Audubon Society: BirdNote with Mary McCann and Bob Sundstrom

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free
Stuffed birds with a nest of eggs

Join us for a special evening with BirdNote, the popular radio program started in 2005 and heard on KNKX and more than 200 other public radio stations in the US. BirdNote narrator Mary McCann will read selected stories from the book, BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks and 100 Stories from the Popular Public Radio Show. Bob Sundstrom, BirdNote's lead writer, will share his scientific knowledge and behind-the-scenes insights about writing for radio. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS) $5 suggested…

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Old City Hall History Tour

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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October 2019

Travelogue: Holy Land Pilgrimage: Israel, Jordan, & Palestine with Susan McDermott and Laurie Parrish

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free
Jordan

Join first-time visitor Susan McDermott and Laurie Parrish, seasoned visitor, volunteer and group leader, for a lively and informative presentation about Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. The talk will include photos, stories, history, and more about this heart of the world that is holy to so many. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. Light refreshments will be served. No registration needed. $5 suggested donation/members free  

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Old City Hall History Tour

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Museum Advocates: Lecture with Local Artist Ed Bereal

October 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free
Ed Bereal

Join the Advocates for coffee and a monthly meeting at 11:30am followed by a one-hour program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall at noon. Nationally acclaimed artist Ed Bereal, whose artwork is featured at the Lightcatcher building in Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace, will talk about his six-decade career. Bereal’s work ranges from graphite sketches to street theater to assemblage to sculpture, paintings, and more.

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Historical Society: More Murder and Mayhem in the Fourth Corner

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free
Mayhem * Murder book cover

Join local author Todd Warger for a book talk and slideshow about Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner: True Stories of Whatcom, Skagit & San Juan Counties’ Earliest Homicides. The book is the third in a series of true crime stories occurring in the confines of Washington state’s northwest corner during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The region has had a vivid history of gory slayings, much like anywhere else, which included beheadings, shootings, stabbings, poisonings, hangings, strangling,…

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Old City Hall History Tour

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Travelogue: Granite, Graphite, and Gravel with Gretchen Leggitt

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free
Drawing

Gretchen Leggitt will share photos and stories from her unique multi-sport bike adventures around the world. For more than a decade Leggitt has packed her art supplies and climbing and ski gear on two wheels, and has ridden across seven countries to explore the ins and outs of the wild. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. Light refreshments will be served. No registration needed. $5 suggested donation/members free

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Old City Hall History Tour

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Audubon Society: Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Project

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free
Frog on leaf

Amphibians may appear to be a deviation from the avian theme, but hold tight while Vikki Jackson connects the dots between amphibian diversity and healthy bird ecology. Jackson is the project manager for the Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Program. This local non-profit is focused on researching amphibian species and their ecology in Whatcom County and works to spread the word about this intriguing and important group of critters. She will introduce the diversity of amphibian species in Whatcom County and…

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Old City Hall History Tour

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Haunted Old City Hall Tours

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop in) Included with admission/members fee
jail old city hall tour

Something is afoul this Halloween season in Old City Hall. Join us for haunted tours through our historic building’s former jail in the basement. Who knows what ghosts lurk within? Our guides are foolhardy enough to try and explain these forces to those brave and willing to learn more about the darker side of Bellingham’s local history. Tours will start outside in front of Old City Hall at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. No pre-registration is required.  

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

October 27 @ 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 fee
Stuffed birds

Join experts from the North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome.

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November 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Cascade Crystals with Randy Becker

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/members fee
Tools for mineral collecting

Novice rockhounds are invited to learn about minerals and their occurrence in the Cascade Mountains. Collector Randy Becker will talk about where to find mineral specimens in the Cascades and show examples from those locations. Becker has been collecting minerals in the Cascade Mountains for most of his life and has been published in European Journal Mineralogy, Mineralogical Magazine, and Rocks and Minerals Magazine.

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Old City Hall History Tour

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Museum Advocates: Back to the Books: Western’s Campus School

November 14 @ 12:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free
Campus School 1959

Join Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager and Elizabeth Joffrion, Director of Heritage Resources at Western Libraries for a presentation about The Campus School, which was a laboratory for innovate teaching practices at Western Washington University from 1899-1967. They will share an overview of the school, its curriculum and teacher training, and information compiled from research, oral histories, and questionnaires gathered during the school’s run. Tamara Belts has a Bachelor of Art in History from Western Washington University and an MLIS…

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Historical Society: Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5
Interwoven Lives poster

Local award-winning author Candace Wellman will discuss the companion work to Peace Weavers, her previous book on Puget Sound’s cross-cultural marriages. This volume depicts the lives of four additional intermarried indigenous women who influenced mid-1800s settlement in the Bellingham Bay area. She describes each wife’s native culture, details ancestral history and traits for both spouses, and traces descendants’ destinies, highlighting the families’ contributions to new communities. Wellman is the recipient of the 2018 WILLA Literary Award for Scholarly Non-fiction from Women…

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Old City Hall History Tour

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Travelogue: Morocco, Melting Pot of Cultures

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free

Marie Eaton will share stories and pictures from a three-week trip to Morocco, traveling with the Road Scholar group. This Travelogue explores the various “faces” of Morocco, including some historical background, the role of Islam, crafts such as tile, rugs, leather, and pottery, landscape, food, and culture. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. Light refreshments will be served. No registration needed.  $5 suggested donation/members free

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Old City Hall History Tour

November 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

November 24 @ 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 fee
Stuffed brown and yellow birds

Join experts from the North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including video and audio files, and hands-on activities for children. All ages welcome.

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Audubon Society: Sagebrush Songbird Survey

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5
Song bird on branch

Join Audubon Washington’s Christi Norman and prepare to be inspired by a community science partnership between Audubon chapters, Audubon Washington, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife that moves the conservation needle and shares the wonders of the shrub steppe ecosystem. The culmination of this 5-year research project by 200+ volunteers from 13 chapters working together will be new species distribution maps for sagebrush obligate species, just in time for assisting in siting new renewable energy projects in eastern Washington’s…

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Deck the Old City Hall

November 29 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

November 30 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Child on Santa's lap

Bring your wish list, holiday cheer, and camera when you visit with Santa. He’ll be checking to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. Photo opps are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

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December 2019

Deck the Old City Hall

December 1 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Old City Hall History Tour

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Child on Santa's lap

Bring your wish list, holiday cheer, and camera when you visit with Santa. He’ll be checking to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. Photo opps are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 4 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 5 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 6 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall Cocktail Party

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$35
Cocktail party guests at Deck Old City Hall

Let the holidays begin! Our annual cocktail party is THE way to kick-off the season in style. Put on your holiday best and get ready to enjoy the festivities in Old City Hall: decorated trees, hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, and new this year — live music! Tickets are available beginning November 1. This event is 21+

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 7 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Find out more »

Deck the Old City Hall

December 8 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Old City Hall History Tour

December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

Find out more »

Deck the Old City Hall

December 11 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Find out more »

Deck the Old City Hall

December 12 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Museum Advocates: Bellingham High School Showstoppers Holiday Favorites

December 12 @ 12:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free
Performers in BHS Showstoppers

The Bellingham High School (BHS) Showstoppers spread holiday magic with their stellar song and dance. Be prepared to get into the spirit of the season! This award-winning small mixed vocal ensemble is auditioned out of three choral ensembles at BHS and is led by director Linda Short, who has been a veteran of the school district for 38 years. 11:30am coffee and meeting, noon program

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Historical Society: Annual History Holiday Open Mic

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

This is a festive and informative evening of local history sharing and holiday goodies! All are welcome—members, friends, and the general public—to listen to or sign up for a 5-minute open-mic session to share a personal story, research, an artifact, or anything else related to local or regional history. Local authors will sell and sign books, and an informational table will provide resources and literature. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society (WCHS). $5 suggested donation/Museum and WCHS members free

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 13 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 14 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Handmade Holiday Snowmen at Deck the Old City Hall

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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While the weather outside may not seem frightful, you can still make a snowman at the Museum. We’re offering a free activity to make sock snowmen (and snowwomen!) as part of Deck the Old City Hall. Bring the whole family for some holiday fun!

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 15 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Old City Hall History Tour

December 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 18 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 19 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 20 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 21 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Handmade Holiday Scherenschnitte at Deck the Old City Hall

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Deck Old City Hall is taking a trip to Germany to explore Scherenschnitte. While that may seem like a mouthful, it’s only the art of German paper cutting. Join us to cut holiday-themed pieces that are perfect for decorating a tree or mantle. Make sure to bring the family, as we’ve got a blizzard of paper snowflakes forecast too!

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 22 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Old City Hall History Tour

December 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 26 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 27 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 28 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Handmade Holiday Noisy New Years at Deck the Old City Hall

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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admission by donation

As 2019 comes to a close, join us to celebrate the upcoming New Year. We’re offering supplies and guidance to help visitors of all ages make their own noisemakers and 2020 masks to kick off the New Year in style. Help us close out the holiday season as we look forward to an exciting year ahead!

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 29 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
admission by donation
Decorated Christmas trees

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Old City Hall History Tour

December 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on [day], repeating until December 29, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free

Take a fun, informative docent-led tour of Old City Hall on Sundays at 12:30pm. Our trained guides take participants down to the basement of Old City Hall to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition! They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building, as well as the history of the…

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