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Old City Hall

121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States

December 2020

Canceled – Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

December 27, 2020 @ 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 birds with a nest of eggs

Update: In response to Gov. Inslee’s recent COVID-19 restrictions, this program has been canceled.  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. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds.

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March 2021

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
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 the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the…

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April 2021

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
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 the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the…

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May 2021

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the…

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June 2021

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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

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. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the…

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July 2021

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed bald eagle

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. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the…

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August 2021

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed owls in bird exhibit

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. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the…

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September 2021

Downtown Art Walk

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Free

We’ll be opening Old City Hall for this month’s Downtown Art Walk. Come see the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Showcase in the first-floor gallery, as well as the exhibit All Dressed Up… which features historic garments from the Museum’s permanent collection. 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…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/members free
Stuffed owls in bird exhibit

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. Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack…

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October 2021

Early Settlement of the Bellingham Bay Area (updated)

October 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

Note: This program has been changed from the original topic, "The History of Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad." Join the Whatcom County Historical Society as they return to in-person programs in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Wes Gannaway will discuss the early history of the settlement at Bellingham Bay. It is unknown who settled at Bellingham Bay first, but evidence shows that Indigenous villages existed along the shorelines at Cherry Point shortly after the glaciers receded, about…

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The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Suggested donation/members free

How has art been used to mobilize communities and disseminate messages of social justice? Is art just a commodity that is only accessible to the elite? How has the idea of “art for the people” shifted the way we look at art? In this Humanities Washington talk, Chicano artist Jake Prendez traces the history of social justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era and the modern era. Explore…

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Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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(drop-in) Included with admission/Members free
Stuffed owls in bird exhibit

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: Do Crows Have Language?

October 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
Crow standing on a rock

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society for their monthly program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. The Audubon will offer both an in-person event, as well as a virtual option. Like humans, crows are smart, social, and make a variety of interesting vocalizations, but do they have a language like us? In this talk, Douglas Wacker will discuss research on crow calling behavior that he’s conducted with undergraduates at the University of Washington Bothell. He’ll introduce the crows…

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CANCELED – Spooky Screening at Old City Hall

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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$5

UPDATE: Due to the continuously changing nature of the pandemic, we have decided not to host the event. This Halloween, bring the family to Old City Hall for a spooky good time! Inspired by our huge Victorian building, we’re showing 1995’s Casper, a live-action story featuring everyone’s favorite friendly ghost. We’ve yet to find any ghosts in Old City Hall, friendly or otherwise, but we’re sure it will be a fa-boo-lous time! $5 per person general/members free. Tickets on sale…

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November 2021

Historical Society: Stories from Local Veterans

November 11 @ 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 special Veterans Day program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Hear from a few local veterans who will share their stories about enlisting and serving in the US military. Cost: $5 suggested donation/members free In-person programs in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall will have distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people on a first come, first serve basis. We will also provide a livestreamed program for…

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Audubon: Learn about Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association & Whatcom Land Trust

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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suggested donation/members free

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society for their monthly program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. The Audubon will offer both an in-person event, as well as a virtual option. Alex Jeffers from the Whatcom Land Trust and Rachel Vasak from the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association will discuss their efforts to acquire, restore, and steward high quality habitat throughout Whatcom County for a multitude of fish and wildlife species, including birds. They will provide examples of how partnerships,…

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Deck the Old City Hall

November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Admission by donation

After missing a year of our beloved holiday celebration due to COVID, we’re excited to bring the holiday spirit back to the Museum! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, 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.

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Deck the Old City Hall

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Admission by donation

After missing a year of our beloved holiday celebration due to COVID, we’re excited to bring the holiday spirit back to the Museum! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, 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.

Find out more »

Deck the Old City Hall

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Admission by donation

After missing a year of our beloved holiday celebration due to COVID, we’re excited to bring the holiday spirit back to the Museum! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, 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.

Find out more »

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
(drop-in) Included with admission/members free
Stuffed brown and yellow birds

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…

Find out more »

December 2021

Deck the Old City Hall

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Admission by donation

After missing a year of our beloved holiday celebration due to COVID, we’re excited to bring the holiday spirit back to the Museum! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, 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.

Find out more »

Deck the Old City Hall

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Admission by donation

After missing a year of our beloved holiday celebration due to COVID, we’re excited to bring the holiday spirit back to the Museum! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, 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.

Find out more »

Deck the Old City Hall

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map
Admission by donation

After missing a year of our beloved holiday celebration due to COVID, we’re excited to bring the holiday spirit back to the Museum! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, 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.

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Handmade Holidays at Deck the Old City Hall

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Admission by donation
A nautical-themed tree at Deck the Old City Hall 2019

Join us to celebrate the holidays in style at Old City Hall. In addition to the beautiful trees and décor adorning the building, each Saturday in December we’ll be making a different holiday craft in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall, providing fun for the whole family! On Dec. 4, visit our "Polar Post Office" in the Rotunda. Winter is a great time to stay in touch with those important to you, be they family or some jolly old…

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