About Us


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..."

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

Support Us

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

If you would like to donate to WCHS, please click Donate then select the amount of your gift. 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.