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September 2020

Virtual Low Sensory Sunday

September 27
Free
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The Whatcom Museum’s Low Sensory Sundays are designed for children ages 12 and younger with autism spectrum and other sensory-processing disorders. In place of an in-person Low Sensory Sunday, the Museum will offer a low-sensory Digital Kit via email, or a Material Kit (limited quantities available) for pick up at the Museum. The Digital Kit consists of instructions for a FIG (Family Interactive Gallery) at Home activity dedicated to low sensory, one printable worksheet, a list of materials needed for…

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October 2020

Toward a More Perfect Democracy Panel Series: Imperfect Democracy (Virtual)

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County and the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, in partnership with the Whatcom Museum, offers a virtual panel discussion focusing on the continued struggle for suffrage, voice, and equal representation by those who were left out of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 100 years ago. This virtual presentation, “Imperfect Democracy: Exploring historical and contemporary threats to the franchise and political voice,” will be moderated by Kate Destler,…

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The History of the Camp Glacier Civilian Conservation Corps Project (Virtual)

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
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The Whatcom County Historical Society presents local author Michael Impero for a presentation about Camp Glacier F-12, a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency in the 1930s. One of Roosevelt's political campaign promises was to draft major legislation to get the economy of the United States back in a positive position. The goals of the two-part program were to refurbish the timberlands and farmlands of the country, and to put unemployed young people to…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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In Conversation with Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis (Virtual)

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Portrait of Montoya-Lewis

Join special guest Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis for a virtual conversation about her career and work in honor of the centennial of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. Justice Montoya-Lewis was appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court by Gov. Jay Inslee in December 2019 and took the oath of office on Jan. 6, 2020. She is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta and a descendant of the…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 10
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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Toward a More Perfect Democracy Panel Series: Making Our Voices Heard (Virtual)

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Photos of 5 people

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County and the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, in partnership with the Whatcom Museum, offers a virtual panel discussion focusing on the continued struggle for suffrage, voice, and equal representation by those who were left out of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 100 years ago. This virtual presentation, “Making Our Voices Heard: Beyond voting--what can we do to enhance political voice for all?” will be moderated by…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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The Speakeasy Soiree Virtual Silent Auction–Presented by Peoples Bank

October 15 @ 12:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a virtual Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we are hosting a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Participation in the silent auction is…

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Speakeasy Soiree Presented by Peoples Bank

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a VIRTUAL Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event. Beginning Friday, October 9, we will host a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Join us on Thursday, October 15,…

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Hacking Democracy: What Social Media is Doing to US Politics (Virtual)

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
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The Whatcom Museum presents a virtual presentation, "Hacking Democracy: What Social Media is Doing to US Politics," with political scientist Travis Ridout. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, some of which did not even exist a decade ago, are playing an increasingly central role in politicians’ efforts to get elected. What does this mean for the American voter? Political scientist Travis Ridout will explore the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns. While social media…

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The Great Goat Roundup: Translocation of Olympic Natl. Park Mountain Goats (Virtual)

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Person releasing mountain goat

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society and the Whatcom Museum for "The Great Goat Roundup: Translocation of Olympic National Park Mountain Goats" with Dr. David Wallin. In 2013, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife began formally cooperating with Olympic National Park to eliminate non-native mountain goats and to augment the remnant native populations in the Cascades which have declined by 70% or more since the 1950s. Since the summer of 2018, this project, which involves collaboration with numerous tribes…

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November 2020

Bird Watching the Easy Way: Tracking Seabirds in the Pacific Ocean (Virtual)

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Bird with nest and eggs

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society and the Whatcom Museum for "Bird Watching the Easy Way: Tracking Seabirds in the Pacific Ocean, with Jonathan Felis, from the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Seabirds have been historically difficult for researchers to study in the marine realm, given the relative inaccessibility of their vast oceanic habitats. More recently, rapid advances in bio-logging technologies have made it possible to track and study the movements of seabirds in unparalleled ways, from mapping trans-equatorial migration…

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