Local award-winning author Candace Wellman will discuss the companion work to Peace Weavers, her previous book on Puget Sound’s cross-cultural marriages. This volume depicts the lives of four additional intermarried indigenous women who influenced mid-1800s settlement in the Bellingham Bay area. She describes each wife’s native culture, details ancestral history and traits for both spouses, and traces descendants’ destinies, highlighting the families’ contributions to new communities. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society (WCHS). $5 suggested donation/Museum and WCHS members free.

Historical Society: Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities

Whatcom Museum – Old City Hall
121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA, 98225