From left to right, Sumas Historical Society members Lizette Custer, board member, Gail Kihn, treasurer, and Deborah Morgan, president, hold artifacts in front of the future museum of the Sumas Historical Society on Thursday, Aug. 18. Custer is holding a collection of photos of the historical John C. Gillies home where she currently lives. Kihn is holding a Clayburn brick, made in nearby Clayburn, B.C., which was used in the construction of many buildings in Sumas. Morgan is holding a rifle she found in 1978 with a metal detector at the site of one of Sumas' original houses.
From left to right, Sumas Historical Society members Lizette Custer, board member, Gail Kihn, treasurer, and Deborah Morgan, president, hold artifacts in front of the future museum of the Sumas Historical Society on Thursday, Aug. 18. Custer is holding a collection of photos of the historical John C. Gillies home where she currently lives. Kihn is holding a Clayburn brick, made in nearby Clayburn, B.C., which was used in the construction of many buildings in Sumas. Morgan is holding a rifle she found in 1978 with a metal detector at the site of one of Sumas' original houses. Evan Abell eabell@bhamherald.com
From left to right, Sumas Historical Society members Lizette Custer, board member, Gail Kihn, treasurer, and Deborah Morgan, president, hold artifacts in front of the future museum of the Sumas Historical Society on Thursday, Aug. 18. Custer is holding a collection of photos of the historical John C. Gillies home where she currently lives. Kihn is holding a Clayburn brick, made in nearby Clayburn, B.C., which was used in the construction of many buildings in Sumas. Morgan is holding a rifle she found in 1978 with a metal detector at the site of one of Sumas' original houses. Evan Abell eabell@bhamherald.com

History taking root this year as Sumas marks 125th anniversary as border community

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