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The WCHS publishes its Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society annually. Please click on any "Add to Cart" button below to purchase your Journals. Add $20 for shipping to Canada to prices below.

To submit manuscripts for consideration for publication in The Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society or other publication, please click here for the publishing guidelines. (downloads a PDF file)

If you wish to order multiple copies of the books or for wholesale, please email us at whatcomhistory@gmail.com to inquire about discounted prices.

Order Journal Number Eighteen
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2018
Number Eighteen: Jefferson Airplane at WWU; Local History at the Bellingham Herald; F. Stanley Piper; 1890s Bicycle Craze; Reckless Bicycle Riders; Armistice Day Centennial; Jack McGinnis; 2014 Labor Day Parade; Day in the Life of a Logger.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)
Available December 17, 2018



Order Journal Number Seventeen
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2017
Number Seventeen: Washington Cooperative Egg & Poultry Association; The Georgia-Pacific Skeleton; Finding History in the Antique Store; Aunt Clara's Place; Summer Jobs; Diaries of Harry Osborn

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Sixteen
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2016
Number Sixteen: The Vigilant: Last of the Lumber Schooners; Ladies on a Lumber Schooner; Ole’s Resort on Lake Samish: 1900s–1960s; My Bellingham: 1938–1951; Chats with Dad: First Rides; Miss Theresa Tromp: Champion Girl Hiker; Strike Me Dead, But Hear Me First.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Fifteen
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2015
Number Fifteen: "Fact and Fancy," Christmas Edition 1890; Lake Samish and Friday Creek; Geek Before It Was Chic; Friends and Neighbors on Sunset Avenue; Grandpa Rode the Trolley to Work; The Ken Heun Orchestra; A Disgraceful Public Nuisance; "Slick" Barney McCutcheon; and more.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Fourteen
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2014
Number Fourteen: Bellingham's Elevator Operators; Sheriff James Kavanaugh; Koma Kulshan: The Misnaming of a Mountain; and more.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Thirteen
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2013
Number Thirteen: Local Boy Gets Carnegie Medal; Blaine News from the 1890s; The Morrison Music Co; and more.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Twelve
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, 2012
Number Twelve: Finding the City of Whatcom; Murder in Happy Valley; On Growing Up a Viking; Sports in Postwar Bellingham; Bellingham High School Band; A Poem for Mark Harris; Alaskan Silver and Ivory Company.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Eleven
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, 2011
Number Eleven: A Daughter's Biography of Frances Cleveland Axtell; St. Joseph Hospital: The Early Years; 100 Years in Park Township; Pacific American Fisheries: Memoirs of a New Employee; The Diaries of Harry Osborn.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Ten
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2010
Number Ten: Shopping for Cars in Downtown Bellingham; Knute B. Aker, Homesteader; Early Free Masons in Bellingham; Dale K. McGinnis; Recent Visit to the Lone Jack Mine; Mountain Runners (Mount Baker Marathon documentary); T.G. Richards Building Restoration.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Nine
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2009
Number Nine: Bark Ann Parry; Morgan Mansion; Capt. J.W. Forsyth at Fort Bellingham; Walter Matthau's Connection to Bellingham; Grand Central Hotel; and personal memoir.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Eight
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2008
Number Eight: Flower Bulb Farming in Whatcom County; Hillview Dairy; Virginia I. McGinnis; Basketball, Baseball; T.G. Richards Building; "Whatcom: Then and Now" addendum.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Seven
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, March 2007
Number Seven: "Enterprise Edition": Cigar Era; Agriculture; Chinese Coalminers; Chuckanut Sandstone Quarries; Bert W. Huntoon and the Mount Baker Lodge.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Six
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society. December 2005
Number Six: "The Entertainment Issue": Hotel Laube Music Scene; Bellingham's First Movie Theaters; Drive-In Movie Theaters; Bellingham Vaudeville; Jim Warwick; Nellie Browne Duff; Mount Baker Theatre.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Five
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2004
Number Five: Jack Carver; Barber's Hand Weaving; Fairhaven Library; Vera Dollenjack Hansen; J. Wilbur Sandison Collection at Whatcom Museum.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Four
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, April 2004
Number Four: Bellingham Centennial; Walkathon; North Street Trolley; Bellingham Shipyards and Arthur M. Nordtvedt; Ferndale's Pioneer Park; and personal memoirs.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Order Journal Number Three
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, December 2002
Number Three: Territorial County Courthouse (T.G. Richards Building); Akers Taxidermist; R.I. Morse; Bellingham Theater Guild; Jake Steiner; Railroad Comes to Ferndale.

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Order Journal Number Two
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, October 2001
Number Two: Wool Dogs of the Coast Salish; Great White Fleet; Ku Klux Klan in Bellingham; Development of Radio and Television in Bellingham; Northwest Boundary Survey; Terminal Building; Bellingham Bay and Eastern Railroad; Coal Mines; and personal memoirs.

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Order Journal Number One
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, April 2000
Number One: Esther Ross and the Stillaguamish Tribe; Civilian Conservation Corps in Whatcom County; James Tilton Pickett; Bellingham Place Name; Nooksacht's Trail and Crossing; Lummi River; Bellingham Elks Club; Japanese-American Relocation; and personal memoirs.

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Special Editions

Special Edition: Model School
Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, August 2007
Special Edition: Model School - A History of the Campus School at Western Washington University, 1899-1967

$15 (includes tax and shipping)




Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, April 2004
Special Edition: Bellingham Centennial (in cooperation with WWU): Bellingham Centennial; Therapeutic Sanitariums; Spanish Influenza; Women Workers and World War II; Building Interstate 5.

$15 (includes tax and shipping)


The Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society Nos. 12-18 were designed by Kim Cunningham and edited by Lance Lindell.
Email whatcomhistory@gmail.com for inquiries.