The Syre Education Center houses the Photo Archives, the Edson-Edson-Booth bird collection, and educational programs.

THE SYRE EDUCATION CENTER is home to a classroom space and permanent historical exhibits for group tours and school field trips including “Northwest Coast First Nations,” “Pioneer Life,” “Logging,” and “Birds of the Pacific Northwest.” Built in 1926 as the City of Bellingham’s fire hall, and adjacent to the 1892 Old City Hall Building, the Whatcom Museum’s widely recognized Photo Archives are also located on the second floor of the Syre Education Center; the archives are open to the public for research Wednesday through Friday in the afternoon.

Syre’s exhibits are normally reserved for private and school tours and are not open to the public except on special occassions. Click here to find out more about upcoming public hours and visitor information for the Whatcom Museum.