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The Whatcom County Historical Society was incorporated July 29, 1964.

The mission and purpose of this (WCHS) Society is to bring together people interested in history, especially in the history of Whatcom County, Washington. This purpose is carried out by various means, which include: disseminating historical information and arousing interest in the past by holding meetings with addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion; marking historic buildings, sites, and trails; publishing historical material; establishing temporary and permanent displays which help to illustrate and interpret the exploration, settlement, and development of the region; and using all available forms of media to increase public awareness.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
1308 E Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Email: whatcomhistory@gmail.com


Memberships, the sale of our publications, and donations are the principal sources of income for WCHS. Your generosity helps us carry out our mission.

If you would like to donate to WCHS, please mail your donation to the above address. Thank you!

WCHS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and promotion of Whatcom County history through public programs, special events, education, research assistance, historic preservation and publications. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.