Adventures in Historical Research
Western Libraries will host local historian Brian Griffin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Goltz-Murray Archives Building, 808 25th St. for a talk about exploring Bellingham’s history through archival research. The event is free and open to the public.
During his talk, titled “Adventures in Historical Research,” Griffin will share his experiences and present a series of historic photographs, including several from the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, a unit of Western Washington University Libraries Heritage Resources.
“Brian Griffin has brought so much richness and depth to our understanding of local history through the work he has done utilizing archival materials,” said Director of Heritage Resources Elizabeth Joffrion. “We are so pleased to provide an opportunity for showcasing some of the wonderful stories he has discovered.”
Griffin has devoted much of his retirement to researching and writing books about the history of our community, including his most recent publication, “Fairhaven.”
This talk is being offered as part of the Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers program, which are quarterly events featuring presenters who are authorities in their respective fields and who have used Heritage Resources collections significantly in their research.