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Old City Hall

121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States

February 2019

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 1:30 pm 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
Person holding an orphaned osprey

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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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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Volunteer Docent Program Info Session

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free

Are you a life-long learner who loves art and history, enjoys interacting with the public, and wants to make a contribution to our community? The Whatcom Museum is currently considering applicants for our Spring 2019 docent training. As volunteer educators and ambassadors for the Museum, docents are committed to making art, history, ethnography, and natural history accessible and enjoyable for the Museum’s diverse audiences. Join Education and Engagement Coordinator Sarah Hart at this free info session in the board room…

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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
Megaliths on a hillside

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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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
Woman walking outside the Pickford Film Center

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
1895 photo from Point Roberts

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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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
Woman standing in front of national park sign

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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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 1:30 pm 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
Stuffed birds

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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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
Books by author Paul Owen Lewis

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
Black and white photo of The Swags band

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
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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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Old City Hall History Tour

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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 1:30 pm 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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May 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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
Photo of canoes for fishing

Join the Museum Advocates for coffee at 11:30am followed by a program at noon in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Learn 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…

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Historical Society: Fairhaven Development History as An Indicator of The Local Economy, 1856, 1889, 1970, 1994, & 2016

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5
Old photo of buildings

In a lovely corner of Bellingham Washington stands the former Town of Fairhaven. Its growth pattern over the last 164 years has been to grow with booms and fade with busts. But, why? Jackie Lynch will outline the history of at least six boom cycles in the Fairhaven area, and tie this history to changes to the State’s and the Nation’s economy. How much of Fairhaven’s appearance is based on the great tsunamis of history and the economy? And, what can we learn about…

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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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 25, 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 Society: Elwha River Dam Removal and River Restoration

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5
Elwha River Dam Removal

What happens when you remove two of the largest dams from a river? Jeff Duda of the USGS will provide an update about the status of the Elwha River dam removal and river restoration project, providing highlights from multiple ongoing and completed research projects, including sediment, fish, and vegetation in freshwater, estuarine, and nearshore ecosystems. He will also place the Elwha perspective within a larger context of dam removals occurring throughout the world. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society.…

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June 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

June 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

June 2 @ 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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Old City Hall History Tour

June 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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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Orca Tokitae Totem Pole Journey

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free
Lummi Nation carver Jewell James with the Tokitae orca totem

The Whatcom Museum invites the public to join us for the Lummi Nation’s Orca Tokitae Totem Pole Journey on Thurs., June 13, 6-8pm at Old City Hall, to welcome the totem pole back from its cross-country journey. Making stops along the West Coast, hundreds will gather at various venues in support of the Lummi Nation’s mission to bring their beloved Orca Tokitae back to her native waters and family in the Salish Sea. Tokitae is the last surviving orca whale taken…

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Old City Hall History Tour

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

June 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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 »

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 25, 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 »

Old City Hall History Tour

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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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July 2019

Bellingham Festival of Music: Chamber Music Concert

July 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 17, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free!
Detail shot of a violin

Join us for two free community chamber concerts (July 3 & 17) by the Festival of Music Orchestra. The Bellingham Festival of Music is the only summer festival in the region built around a virtuoso orchestra. Composed of outstanding musicians from major symphonies of North America, the festival's mission is to make exceptional classical music accessible to everyone in our community.

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Old City Hall History Tour

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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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Bellingham Festival of Music: Chamber Music Concert

July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 17, 2019

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Free!
Detail shot of a violin

Join us for two free community chamber concerts (July 3 & 17) by the Festival of Music Orchestra. The Bellingham Festival of Music is the only summer festival in the region built around a virtuoso orchestra. Composed of outstanding musicians from major symphonies of North America, the festival's mission is to make exceptional classical music accessible to everyone in our community.

Find out more »

Old City Hall History Tour

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

July 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 25, 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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August 2019

Downtown Bellingham Art Walk

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free!
Whatcom Museum lit up at night

Join us at Old City Hall for the opening of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Showcase, featuring local artists. Explore local history through our exhibits, Firsts in Flight, 1889, the orientation theater, the logging and maritime galleries, and the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. Click here for the art walk map.

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Old City Hall History Tour

August 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

August 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 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

August 18 @ 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
+ 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

August 25 @ 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
+ 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

August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 25, 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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September 2019

Old City Hall History Tour

September 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
+ 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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Travelogue: Kurt McCalla’s Amazing Adventure

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Donation suggested/members free
Kurt McCalla in front of aquarium

Join Kurt McCalla, a member of Max Higbee, and his support team, as he shares his grand travel adventure in April, where he spent four fun-packed days in San Francisco, exploring his passion for science, sea life, and books while enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the big city! $5 suggested donation/members free

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Old City Hall History Tour

September 8 @ 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
+ 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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Museum Advocates: 25 Years of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour

September 12 @ 11:30 am
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free
Studio Tour painting of rocks

Join the Advocates for coffee and a meeting at 11:30am followed by a panel discussion and slideshow at noon featuring local artists Brian O’Neill, R.R. Clark “Fishboy,” Karen & Vernon Leibrant, and Joy Olney who are participating in the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour. The artists, whose artwork highlights a variety of mediums, will discuss their art and processes. The Whatcom Artist Studio Tour takes place October 5–6 and 12–13 and offers the public an opportunity to visit artists’ working studios…

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Old City Hall History Tour

September 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
+ 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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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
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
+ 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

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
+ 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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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
+ 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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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
+ 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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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
+ 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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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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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, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm. 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
+ 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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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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Travelogue: New Zealand and Australia Eco-adventure with Jasmine Goodnow

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

Come join Jasmine Goodnow, Assistant Professor of Recreation/Ecotourism at Western Washington University, as she reminisces about her adventures to the beautiful, natural, and scenic spots of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. You’ll see everything from towering redwoods to bubbling geothermic geysers to the first ever commercial bungee jump in the world. Co-presented by Bellingham Parks & Recreation. Light refreshments will be served. No registration needed. $5 suggested donation/members free

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Celebrating Women: An Afternoon of Style

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$85
Anita Luvera Mayer

Don't miss this exciting fundraising event with Anacortes-based designer and fiber artist Anita Luvera Mayer. Enjoy an afternoon of incredible fashion, a delicious lunch, and inspiration for living life to the fullest. Participants will be inspired to inject new style into their wardrobes. Following lunch, Anita will present a selection of her amazing handmade garments during a narrated fashion show. Attendees will then have the opportunity to purchase the styles during a trunk show co-hosted by Lori Maul, owner of…

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Old City Hall CLOSED Today

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Old City Hall will be CLOSED today due to the Celebrating Women Fashion Fundraiser event that will be held in the building. The Lightcatcher building and Family Interactive Gallery will be open for regular business hours. Visit Old City Hall this weekend!

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

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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
+ 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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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
|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…

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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 free
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 - 5:00 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

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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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Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 - 5:00 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 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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Let’s Talk About Race

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5
graphic

Racism thrives in silence. It’s when we stop talking to one another about our beliefs that prejudices go unchallenged, and the gap between us widens. Yet race is one of the most difficult topics to discuss in American society. If we are to heal many of our country’s social, economic, and political divides, we can’t afford to avoid the conversation. With warmth and openness, renowned author and professor Clyde Ford leads a discussion on race in modern-day America with a…

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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
Christmas tree graphic

Our annual cocktail party is THE way to kick-off the holiday season in style. Put on your holiday best and enjoy the festivities in Old City Hall. There will be decorated trees, hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, and live music! Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $35 per person. Sponsored by Lori & Scott Clough. Tickets are nonrefundable; proceeds benefit Whatcom Museum exhibitions and educational programs.

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Deck the Old City Hall

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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 »

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 »
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