Opens July 15, 2017, Lightcatcher
Local and regional history of the Northwest Coast people is one of the most requested topics by Whatcom Museum visitors. This summer, the Museum debuts a new exhibit in the second floor gallery of the Lightcatcher building that shares the history and art of the Northwest Coast people, blending both historical and contemporary perspectives. This exhibit features artifacts from the Museum’s collection, such as Coast Salish artwork and carvings, woven blankets, hand-made tools, cedar hats, clothing, and baskets. The exhibit provides hands-on learning experiences, a Lummi and Nooksack language interactive, and videos showcasing Lummi and Nooksack weavers and carvers. Themes of cultural knowledge, art and symbolism, lifestyles, and community will present the Northwest Coast tribes as vibrant, living cultures who honor their past while building cultural and economic futures for their people.
PARTY > Members see it first at the member reception! Friday, July 14, 5 – 7 PM at the Lightcatcher building.
OPENING DAY > Nooksack Storyteller Tamara Cooper-Woodrich will present a few stories from 1-1:30pm in the Lightcatcher.
DOCENT TOURS > Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 2:30pm beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017.