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  home > news > centennial front > Monday, October 20, 2003 


CENTENNIAL
Bellingham Centennial events

Here are some of the events coming to mark Bellingham's centennial. Unless otherwise noted, the events below are at Whatcom Museum of History & Art and are free.

Oct. 26: noon to 5 p.m., Bellingham begins its 16-month centennial celebration with activities at Whatcom Museum and Bellingham Public Library. Events include the opening of the museum's new exhibit, "Bellingham Centennial: Stories of Community and Place," which runs through May 2.

For updates on centennial events, see

www.bellingham100.org

Nov. 2: 2 p.m., Wes Gannaway presents "Chuckanut Sandstone: The Foundation of Whatcom," a slide show exploring the geology of the rock named for its discovery location, the history of its extraction and its use in many of the finest buildings in Bellingham.

Nov. 8: 7:30 p.m., "Stepping Into the Future: First Nations Performers Move From Traditional to Contemporary," three days of Canadian and American native people's cultural performances.

Nov. 13: 7:30 p.m., "More Favorites From the Jack Carver Photo Collection" features photos and recollections from Jack Carver, a photographer at The Bellingham Herald from 1945 to 1981.

Nov. 16: 2 p.m., In "A Magic Lantern History of Fairhaven," Laura Jacoby presents a picture history of Fairhaven, using slides from the photography collection of Galen Biery, her grandfather.

Nov. 23: 2 p.m., "Creek Story: A Video" uses the June 1999 pipeline disaster to explore the ecological history of Whatcom Creek.

Dec. 6: 2 to 5 p.m., Whatcom Middle School celebrates its centennial with an open house.

Aug. 22: Closing date for "Centennial Time Machine," an interactive exhibit exploring lifestyles of the 1700s, 1800s, 1900s and the future, Whatcom Children's Museum. Admission: $2.50.

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