Happy Holidays from Whatcom Historical Society

Annual History Holiday”

Festive Open-Mike Sharing on Local History

Thursday, December 9th, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room • 121 Prospect St. • Free

Join us for a festive evening of local history sharing in an open-mike format. Sign up on the spot for five-minute speaker slots or just listen as presenters share stories, talk about their latest project, ask forresearch assistance, share artifacts or interesting finds.

Some Planned Sharing

A few of the members planning to share include

ToddWarger on filming of the docu-drama “Mountain Runners” about the Mount Baker Marathons; Rosamond

VanMiert will talk about “Forgotten in Fairhaven:

Blonden Block and Morgan house

Janet Oakley on dramatizing court cases from the Territorial CountyCourthouse; and an update on the progress of the Territorial Whatcom County Courthouse (T.G. Richards Building – 1308 E. St.) restoration project.

Non-members are also welcome to share or ask for assistance with aresearch question.

This is a great time to hear more about Whatcom County history and meet and greet friends old and new. Each year something new comes to light. This is also a good time to find out about volunteer opportunities. Anddon’t forget about the great holiday goodies and annual local history book sale.

Some Historical goodies for your stocking

This is also the time to pick up your copy of the latest Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society (see table of contents following). The Journal is free with a $20 or greater membership. It retails for $10. All members at the $20 level or above also receive a 10% discount on book anytime and additional discounts at the annual December book sale. If you can get to the December program to pick up your Journal, call Carole Morris at 360-966-2312 and make other arrangements to pick it up or have it mailed.

Your membership is very important to the Whatcom County Historical Society. Your dues pay for the programming, hospitality, rent for the Museum space, newsletter costs, and utilities/taxes/insurance for the old courthouse. We thank each and every one of our members for their faithful support over the years.

We also highly value our wonderful volunteers and the donors to the courthouse restoration fund. We will include a complete list in the January newsletter.


One thought on “Happy Holidays from Whatcom Historical Society

  1. Has anyone heard of the Ideal baking Company founded by Russian Immigrants of German descent? My great grampa founded it and brought others from his town of Frank, Russia over to this country, helping them escape to this country by allowing them to work in his bakery.

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