Whatcom County Historical Society (WCHS)

The Whatcom County Historical Society was originally incorporated July 29, 1964, as the Whatcom Museum Society, Inc. "to assist Bellingham City Museum to fulfill its function of education and pleasure for residents of and visitors to this community..."


On December 13, 1965, the Museum Society amended its Articles of Incorporation to change its name to the Whatcom County Historical Society.


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.



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Upcoming Programs & Events for 2016-17

Click each program below to learn more about it.

January 19, 2017


Early area historical anecdotes and photographs.


February 9, 2017


Pioneer foods and their presentation.


March 9, 2017


“Whatcom Fish Tales”


April 13, 2017


Restoration of the Pickett House.



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