Providing innovative and interactive educational programs and exhibitions about art, nature, and Northwest history.
Located in downtown Bellingham, WA, the Whatcom Museum connects people to art, nature, and Northwest history, as visitors take part in a vast range of programs and exhibitions designed to get them thinking about our changing cultural, natural, and historical landscapes. The Whatcom Museum is a non-profit organization operated by the Whatcom Museum Foundation with support from the City of Bellingham. Our collection contains more than 200,000 artifacts and artworks of regional importance, including a vast photographic archive. The Whatcom Museum is accredited nationally by the American Alliance of Museums, is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, and a member of the American Association of State & Local History.