After a long hiatus, the Whatcom Museum is reopening its doors at 25% capacity! The Lightcatcher galleries and Old City Hall are both open to the public as of March 4. The Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) remains closed until further notice.

Current time-sensitive exhibits include “1968: The Year That Rocked Washington,” which explores key figures in Washington’s social and political movements; “Votes for women: A Portrait of Persistence,” which explores posters from the women’s suffrage movement; and “Vintage Vaudevillians,” a collection of whimsical photos from 20th century vaudeville performances in Bellingham.

The museum remains dedicated to the safety of its guests, and will be following all government-mandated health guidelines. Guests must wear masks and follow social distancing requirements. Regular hand sanitizing stations, sneeze-guards, and deep-cleaning protocols are also in place.

Not ready to venture out? You can still experience the museum from home through various virtual offerings.