People of the Sea & Cedar: The Story of the Coast Salish Tribes | KUOW News and Information
  • JULY 15 - DECEMBER 31
  • Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building, Bellingham
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    July 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    July 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017
  • Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fridays, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sundays, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • $5.00-10.00
  • $10 general admission; $8 youth (6-17)/students/seniors/military; $5 children 2-5; under 2 free

Venue

  • Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building
  • 250 Flora Street
  • Bellingham, WA 98225
  • (360) 778-8930
  • https://whatcommuseum.org

Event Description

This summer, the Whatcom Museum will debut a new exhibit in the second floor gallery of the Lightcatcher building that shares the history and art of the Coast Salish people, blending both historical and contemporary perspectives. This exhibit will feature artifacts from the Museum's collection, such as Coast Salish artwork and carvings, woven blankets, hand-made tools, and cedar hats, clothing, and baskets. The exhibit will provide 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 Coast Salish tribes as vibrant, living cultures who honor their past while building a cultural and economic future for their people.

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