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Whatcom Museum

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OLD CITY HALL: 121 Prospect St

Bellingham, WA


HOURS: thu-sun 12-5pm.

ADMISSION: adults $10; youth (6-17),students & military (+ID), seniors(62+) $8; youth (2-5) $5; children under 2 free.


Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women. Features 28 photographs of Native American women, along with interviews, written narratives, and an audio compilation featuring the sitters’ sharing their stories by critically acclaimed photographer and social documentarian Matika Wilbur (Tulalip & Swinomish).

Opening Apr 10
Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Drawing from the Museum’s permanent collection, loans from artists, and working in close partnership with Museum of Glass, this exhibition celebrates the innovation and striking range of processes and ideas that could only come from decades of generous exchange and shared passion for the material of glass.


Vintage Vaudevillians is a photographic exhibition from the Museum’s Archives that highlights a dozen vaudeville acts that performed in Bellingham in the early 20th century.


The Whatcom Museum occupies three distinctive and historically significant buildings in downtown Bellingham’s Arts District. The Lightcatcher building features rotating traveling art exhibitions, a permanent Northwest Coast exhibit, the Family Interactive Gallery, and the Museum Store. The Museum’s 1892 Old City Hall building features maritime and logging history exhibits, as well as the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. The Syre Education Center contains the Photo Archives.

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