The Museum’s 1892 Old City Hall building features a variety of exhibits that tell the stories of the building’s architecture, the city’s early days, and the waterfront history.
Get a sense of place, and where we are in this fourth corner of the country, through an audio-visual journey of Old City Hall and the early days of Bellingham. Located on the main level of Old City Hall, in the gallery that was once the first mayor of Bellingham’s office in the late 1890s, you’ll learn a variety of historical facts and trivia.
MARITIME HISTORY GALLERY:
Walk into the second floor Allsop Gallery for a lesson on Bellingham’s maritime heritage. From early steam ships, to fisheries, to notable schooners plying the shores of Bellingham Bay, you’ll get a waterfront history overview through photographs, artifacts, interactives, and model ships while looking through the gallery windows to the Bay.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BIRD EXHIBIT—Coming in early 2017!
Partnering with the North Cascades Audubon Society, we’ll be moving some of our mounted birds from the Syre Education Center to the third floor of Old City Hall for an exhibit highlighting Pacific Northwest flyway zones, migration patterns, and more.