Historical

Winterfest is here!

Fairhaven is a spectacular place to be for the holidays. Gleaming lights adorn every tree, lamppost, and storefront to create a magical holiday landscape. Its century-old buildings and small-town charm…

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Historic Homes of Bellingham

At the turn of the 20th century, Bellingham was a new city bustling with gold prospectors, immigrants, coal miners, and investors seeking opportunity in shipping, mining, railroad construction, and real…

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3 fun and unusual facts about Fairhaven

Its opium was once more popular than its salmon.Fairhaven’s Chinese ghetto was once one of its main attractions in the early 20th century and the source of opium dens and…

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History-Makers of Bellingham – Daniel J. Harris

Despite his numerous successes throughout his lifetime and his contribution to Fairhaven history as the original founder, the story of Daniel Jefferson Harris (affectionately referred to as “Dirty Dan”) is…

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Gin & Sin Tour

Every day, tourists stroll the pleasant streets of Fairhaven, enjoying its idyllic charm that has endured and even been enhanced by the 136 years following its founding. Meanwhile, if Fairhaven’s…

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The Morgan Block Movie

The Morgan Block Movie

It’s always nice when Dirty Dan Harris comes back to tell us a story. Learn all about the Morgan Block Building in Historic Fairhaven through this entertaining video.

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The Fairhaven Hotel and Knights of Pythias

The Fairhaven Hotel and Knights of Pythias

Oh, Fairhaven. We love the history of our community. Why not learn about some of the most interesting parts of our community through these great videos? In this video, Lanny…

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Freshening of the Fairhaven Gazebo!

Thanks to Erica and Jim of Artwood Gallery, Linda and Debbie of Good Earth Pottery, Ross of Drizzle, and John of the Historic Fairhaven Association board, the Fairhaven Visitor Information…

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Bellingham Bay Hotel

When the Bellingham Bay Hotel and neighboring Jenkins Boys Building were constructed in 1901 and 1903 respectively, they replaced several wooden buildings that housed various businesses from bath parlor to…

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Schering Building

The Schering Building originally hosted a restaurant and saloon. The second floor housed a doctor, the Justice of the Peace, a dance hall, and a meeting room. In 1905, the…

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