This content of this exhibit was developed in 2003-04 in conjunction with the Bellingham Centennial celebrations, to provide teachers and students an opportunity to examine primary sources related to the history of Bellingham. Drawn from the archives of Western Washington University's Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, these primary sources include photographs, maps, and documents that provide a firsthand sense of life in Bellingham a century ago. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies is now part of Western Libraries Heritage Resources.
The website presents these materials in four sections:
This site also presents suggested lesson plans. Educators may wish to use the website for putting together materials for use by students in class; alternatively, teachers may want the students themselves to explore the website, and put together their own materials.
Historical Content provided by staff at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (Elizabeth Joffrion, Ruth Steele, Jason Viers, David Boyd, Candace Wellman). Lesson Frameworks provided by Heather Weaver. This content was originally hosted on a website designed by Christopher Molenda. Maricar Jane Cacawa assisted with the 2016 transfer to and reconfiguring of metadata and digital content within the Omeka.net platform.