Looking for something to do that’s not Christmasy? Spend some time at the Whatcom Museum! The Old City Hall portion of the museum is open again for all you history buffs and the Lightcatcher Museum has a nice mix of history and art going on right now.
The Whatcom Museum at the Lightcatcher is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 5pm. They are currently displaying 1934: A New Deal for Artists, which exhibits history as art and art as history and features art from the Great Depression. And starting December 18th, the Lightcatcher Museum will also have an exhibit titled The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest, a traveling exhibition from Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) that details the rich legacy of Arts and Crafts in Washington and Oregon during the first quarter of the 20th Century.
The Old City Hall portion of the Whatcom Museum has re-opened with hours of Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 5pm. They are currently showing some of their permanent collection, including woodworking tools from 1890 to 1910.
One entry fee enables visitors to see both Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher. Regular price is $10, however they understand that some people would like to pay a little less. So they are offering “Hard Times Tuesdays,” when general admission is reduced to $5. Hard Times Tuesdays runs through January 4th, 2011. Admission to the museum will also be reduced to $5 on three other days during the holidays: Saturday, November 27, Sunday, December 26, and Saturday, January 1.
The Museum Store will offer a 20% discount on all purchases on these days. They will also be collecting canned goods for those experiencing truly hard times.
For more information, including directions, have a look at the Whatcom Museum website.