Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall 121 Prospect St. Bellingham, WA Contact:
(360) 778-8930 Event Categories:
Join the Historical Society for a presentation by Margaret Hellyer who will talk about her new, book, A Home on the South Fork, An Early History of Acme—A Northwest Washington Community. Her self-published book traces the earliest beginnings of the Whatcom County community of Acme, starting with the first land claims in the 1880s through the growth years and the Great Depression. This story begins with some of the first families and their rugged journey into this wilderness, including contact with the Nooksack Indians. It follows their subsequent settlement through documented records, interviews, letters, a wealth of rare photographs, and other memorabilia reflecting the life and times of the early pioneers and those who followed. In addition to covering various aspects of Whatcom County history, the book also includes brief histories of neighboring South Fork communities.