Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Hear how Peter Condyles’ great-grandmother Josephine Schmidle summitted Mount Baker in July 1914.
Armed with a camera, Josephine summitted Mount Baker with co-workers from Morse Hardware. An inexperienced hiker, she documented her entire ascent in photographs that have been preserved for more than 100 years. Peter’s presentation will recount the group’s journey to the top of the mountain as told through photographs. Peter will also give background on the early climbing of Mount Baker.
Distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people is first come, first served and masks are required.
Please note: We are unable to livestream this program on YouTube.
$5 suggested donation/members free
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The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.