A new reference collection of more than 500 titles focusing on art and regional history is now accessible to community members and Whatcom County researchers, thanks to a partnership between the Whatcom Museum and the Bellingham Public Library, and generous donations to the Museum.
The Joyce Morse Reference Library is open by appointment at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building, 250 Flora Street. Visitors can call 360-778-8938 to make an appointment.
The collection, which can be searched online through the Bellingham Public Library’s Special Collections catalog, includes general art references and art history books, with a focus on regional art and history Whatcom County history, and art and history of Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Catalogues and other publications of the Whatcom Museum are also available.
The books will not circulate, but they are available to view in the Reference Library at the Lightcatcher by appointment.