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Old City Hall

121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States

January 2022

Travelogue: Exploring Lebanon – A Tiny Country Packed with Ancient History and Natural Beauty

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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The Travelogue series is returning to Old City Hall! In the first program of the year, Jake Strauss will discuss his visit to Lebanon. In February 2020, Jake had the good fortune of visiting Lebanon before the country’s economic meltdown. With a guide, he was able to visit many historical sites dating to Phoenician times and evolving through the centuries with subsequent conquerors. Lebanon is the only Middle Eastern country offering snow skiing in in the morning, and a swim…

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Fairhaven Hotel: Anecdotes from the Archivist

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Black and white photo of a building on fire with smoke rising and a hillside with homes around it

Join Photo Archivist Jeff Jewell for a discussion and tour of The Fairhaven Hotel exhibit at Old City Hall. Learn the history of one of Fairhaven’s most renowned buildings. Each tour lasts 45 minutes and is limited to 10 people per tour. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tours will be held at 1, 2, and 3pm.   The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People –…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Bird with nest and eggs

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 more. All ages welcome. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast…

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Audubon: Wildlife Research and Monitoring in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Man releasing fisher from a crate

Dr. Jason Ransom will present an overview of wildlife research, monitoring, and conservation efforts currently happening  in North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. The wide array of projects presented will include long-term bird monitoring and trends, Clark's Nutcracker and whitebark pine mutualism, raptor nesting, hoary marmot and American pika ecology, fisher reintroduction, gray wolf re-establishment, and mountain carnivore diet and ecology. $5 suggested donation/members free Note: Due to recent COVID rates,…

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February 2022

Historical Society: TBD

February 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

Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation about local history in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Check back or visit whatcomhistory.net for updates on the topic and speaker. Distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people is first come, first served and masks are required. The program will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. $5 suggested donation/members free COVID-19 Disclaimer: While the Whatcom Museum has implemented rigorous protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment,…

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Travelogue: Traveling and Trekking with a Toddler

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Educator, photographer, and technologist AJ Barse will share stories, philosophy, and photography from his experiences traveling the Pacific Northwest, Japan, and Europe. Though the pandemic stopped international travel, it increased his local explorations. He will share his insights as a father teaching his now 5 year old the value of travel and exploration through "adventure school" in the Pacific Northwest. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. $5 suggested donation/members free In-person programs have distanced seating on a first come, first…

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Audubon: Reproductive Ecology of the White-Headed Woodpecker in Washington’s Ponderosa Pine Forests

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Man with a woodpecker resting on his hand

In Washington, the White-headed Woodpecker is listed as a species of  concern due to its association with old-growth ponderosa pine forests. Although White-headed Woodpeckers have recently been documented inhabiting early to mid-seral managed forests, information is limited regarding their reproductive success and general ecology in these forests. For the last 18 years, Jeff Kozma, wildlife biologist for the Yakama Nation, has been studying the ecology of White-headed Woodpeckers in managed ponderosa pine forests of the eastern Cascades. Jeff will present…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 24, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed birds with a nest of eggs

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. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our…

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March 2022

Fairhaven Hotel: Anecdotes from the Archivist

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Black and white photo of a building on fire with smoke rising and a hillside with homes around it

Join Photo Archivist Jeff Jewell for a discussion and tour of The Fairhaven Hotel exhibit at Old City Hall. Learn the history of one of Fairhaven’s most renowned buildings. Each tour lasts 45 minutes and is limited to 10 people per tour. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tours will be held at 1, 2, and 3pm.   The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People –…

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Historical Society: TBD

March 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

Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation about local history in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Check back or visit whatcomhistory.net for updates on the topic and speaker. Distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people is first come, first served and masks are required. The program will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. $5 suggested donation/members free COVID-19 Disclaimer: While the Whatcom Museum has implemented rigorous protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment, an…

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Travelogue: Exploring Western India from the Saddle of a Royal Enfield Motorcycle

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free

Vanessa Haycock will share stories from three months of breathtaking and mind-blowing adventures through Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, and Delhi. The talk will include details of a "run-in" with the Pakistan border police, unforeseen desert riding challenges, interesting animals, bike problems in bad places, the issue of being a woman on a motorcycle in remote corners of India, and more. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. $5 suggested donation/members free In-person programs have distanced seating on a first come, first…

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Audubon: The Surprising, Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Beaver on logs

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals how our conception of a healthy ecosystem is wrong, distorted by the fur  trade that trapped out millions of beavers from North America's waterways. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: ponds drained, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital  habitat. Today, a coalition of "Beaver Believers" recognize that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier than those without them. Believers are hard at work restoring these rodents to their former haunts.…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 24, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed birds with a nest of eggs

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. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our…

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April 2022

Historical Society: Topic TBD

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free

Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation about local history in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Check back or visit whatcomhistory.net for updates on the topic and speaker. Distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people is first come, first served and masks are required. The program will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. $5 suggested donation/members free COVID-19 Disclaimer: While the Whatcom Museum has implemented rigorous protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment, an…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 24, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed birds with a nest of eggs

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. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our…

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Audubon: Birds Tell Us

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free
Pileated woodpecker with a red head, black and white striped face, and black body resting on the branch of a tree with green leaves around it

Join us to hear from Deborah Jensen PhD, the Executive Director of Audubon Washington, as she shares insights from the state's National Audubon Society office and its 25 affiliated chapters. Working together to conserve birds and their habitat, Audubon Washington's current priorities are on coasts, especially Puget Sound, climate policy and smart energy siting, shrub-steppe ecosystems of Eastern Washington, and Seward Park Audubon Center programs that serve the diverse needs of the community through science, outdoor exploration, and education. Image…

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