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Recommended Websites


Bellingham Historic Preservation
This site, maintained by the City of Bellingham, includes interactive maps and historic photographs of Bellingham, historic resources surveys, and more.


Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
The Center seeks to enhance public and scholarly understanding of the region's past and present through expansion of its archival holdings, public programming, and publications.

History Link
An online encyclopedia of Washington State history.

Lummi Nation
Includes access to tribal government, legal, health and human services information and more.

Lynden Pioneer Museum
Information on events, exhibits, and educator resources.

Nooksack Indian Tribe
Information on tribal government, cultural resources, educational programs and more.

University of Washington Digital Collections
This site features photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries, University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. The collections emphasize rare and unique materials.

Washington State Historical Society
The gateway to learning about Washington’s past by exploring objects, publications, ephemera and more. The Washington State Historical Society is home to many unique collections and includes over 80,000 artifacts and half a million images.

Washington State Library - Washington History
Includes historical records searching, Washington Territory timelines, classics in Washington history, and historical maps.

Washington State Maps
A list of state maps available on the official State government web site.

Whatcom County Historical Society
An organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and promotion of local history through public programs, special events, education, research assistance, and publications.

Whatcom Museum of History and Art
Find out what is happening at the museum for the whole family. Website includes some local history information.

United States

America's Historical Documents
The U.S. Government’s collection of documents that record important events in American history.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Audio and sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Hyperhistory Online
Graphics, timelines and maps on 3000 years of world history.

This Day in History
Find out what happened in history on today’s date.

Year by Year 1900-2008
Get the highlights of a year or decade in history. Categories include U.S. and World events, economics, sport and entertainment.


Background Notes
Country and regional reports from the U.S. Department of State.

Country Studies
From the Library of Congress, description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

CIA World Factbook
Country information from the CIA.

History on the Web
The University of Washington’s collection of links to history web sites for all regions of the world.

Map History - History of Cartography
A directory with comments and guidance to thousands of historic map web sites.

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