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Old City Hall

121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States

February 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 28, 2019

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

Drop-in to Old City Hall and 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: Wildlife Rehabilitation

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

The purpose of wildlife rehabilitation is to treat sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. The Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the primary facility of Whatcom County, but often receive animals from all over the state. Housing, diet, husbandry, enrichment and medical care tailored to each species maximizes their chances of release. Makenna Johansen and Alysha Evans will walk us through the rehabilitation process from intake to release and will…

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March 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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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Parks & Rec Travelogue: Rapa Nui’s Enigmatic Megaliths and Day Hiking in Parques Nacional Patagonia y Los Glaciares

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

For the last 20 years, Dave Courtis has taken one adventure trip every year.  His travels on five of the seven continents have taken him to the north side of K2, Namibia, the Galapagos Islands, Norway, rafting through the Grand Canyon as well as numerous other fascinating destinations. Learn more about his latest adventures. Light refreshments served. No need to pre-register, just bring your curiosity! $5 suggested donation/Museum members free.

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Old City Hall History Tour

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Advocates: 20 Years of Movie Magic at the Pickford Film Center

March 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free

Join the Museum Advocates for coffee at 11:30am followed by a presentation about the Pickford Film Center at noon. Film has a proven power to bring people together, and the ability to take you far, far away. Movies can serve as a way to immerse yourself in a different environment, and a window to help understand what the world is like for other people, in other locations, in walks of life unlike yours. Twenty years ago the idea of a…

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Historical Society: Point Roberts Backstory: Tales, Trails, and Trivia of an American Exclave

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

Here in Whatcom County we have one of four American exclaves along the northern border—US places which require land travel through Canada from the US mainland.  The Whatcom County Historical Society's March program will feature a presentation on the history of Point Roberts by Mark Swenson, who lives in the exclave. Swenson will take us on a virtual tour of Point Roberts and along the way he will share historical anecdotes about the exclave from all eras of history, including the creation…

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Old City Hall History Tour

March 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Parks & Rec Travelogue: Just Keep Spinning

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

Katy Heriford will share stories and images from her 3,800-mile journey by bike from coast to coast. Heriford had never pedaled more than forty miles prior to her trip, but then found herself getting on a bike nearly every day for ten weeks. What she discovered about herself and this country changed her life forever. Light refreshments served. No need to pre-register, just bring your curiosity! $5 suggested donation/Museum members free.

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Old City Hall History Tour

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 28, 2019

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

Drop-in to Old City Hall and 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: The Vancouver Avian Research Centre

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

The Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) is a non-profit dedicated to wild bird research, conservation and education. VARC conducts bird monitoring, banding and research to identify causes of avian population change and provides workshops, presentations/lectures, volunteer opportunities, and visitor programs at its Colony Farm field station. Derek Matthew, Chair of VARC will delight us with a discussion of VARC’s objectives in providing data and research that help safeguard bird habitats and their long-term survival by providing scientifically defensible strategies for…

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EXHIBITION CLOSES: The Elephant in the Room

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Admission

Today is the last day to see The Elephant in the Room: The Allure of Ivory and its Tragic Legacy. This exhibition explores the story of ivory from pre-history to modern times, featuring a selection of ivory from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition will cover areas of research in elephant communication, the devastating effects of ivory hunting, and highlight how organizations are trying to save these incredible animals around the world.

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Old City Hall History Tour

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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April 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Advocates: Children’s Book Author Paul Owen Lewis

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

Join the Museum Advocates for coffee at 11:30am followed by a unique lecture at noon by Bellingham author Paul Owen Lewis, who will talk about Northwest Coast Native art and children’s literature. Lewis will tell the story of how he wrote and illustrated his classic picture book, Storm Boy, about a Haida boy’s undersea adventure with the killer whale people, which was the recipient of the prestigious 1996 American Book Award. Lewis will share “the story behind the story” about…

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Historical Society: Local Rock & Roll Bands of the ’50s and ’60s

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

Wes Gannaway and Kent Holsather will talk about and show photos of local bands and venues for Rock and Roll music from the early 1950s through 1960s in Whatcom County.  Wes Gannaway has been researching history with Kent Holsather for several decades. They are co-authors of four books; Whatcom Then and Now, Bellingham Then and Now, Bays to Bells, and Drive-ins, Drive-ups, and Drive-Thrus.  Kent and Wes worked together at the Atlantic Richfield Refinery from 1971 to 2010, where they…

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Old City Hall History Tour

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Old City Hall History Tour

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Old City Hall History Tour

April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 28, 2019

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

Drop-in to Old City Hall and 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.

Find out more »

May 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Advocates: Origins, Sustainability, and Current Application of Reef Net Fishing

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free

Come hear how the Salish People were using an advanced technique to catch sockeye salmon hundreds of years ago from local fishers Riley Starks and Mark Shintaffer. This technique is considered to be one of the most environmentally sensitive of all the methods of catching fish. The indigenous peoples we know as the Lummi, the Samish, the Semiahmoo, the Sooke, the Songish, and the Saanich, were distinguished by their invention and use of what is known today as the reef…

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Old City Hall History Tour

May 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Old City Hall History Tour

May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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Old City Hall History Tour

May 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 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…

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