The Whatcom County Historical Society has gone on-line! After years of presenting outstanding programs on local history and publishing journals and books on a wide range of topics, the society is growing in new directions. In addition to taking on the preservation of the T.G. Richards building, known as the Whatcom Territorial Courthouse (the oldest brick building in the state of Washington), the society is seeking new ways to reach out to our local audience.
For the past couple of months, we have been on Twitter, receiving tweets from historical groups from around the country as well local Bellingham business. How cool to get a tweet from the Lady Washington! She’s now in Bellingham Bay getting ready to do battle with the Hawaiian Chief.
We are in the process of updating our website to make it more accessible to the public and now this blog. In the next couple of weeks we should be able to announce where our talks will be presented. They start in the fall. Same time, new place.
So come around and check us out from time to time.
Next on our plate is OLD TOWN DAYS in front of the old courthouse August 29, 11:00 to 5:00. There will be historic walk tours by Richard Vanderway, hands-on activities, music, 1858-1865 reenactors, and maritime activities by the Whatcom Maritime Association and and Homeport. The longboat Plume will there for the public to enjoy.