Historic flags on display in Bellingham

A collection of historic flags that tell the story of American history —from a Viking banner to the modern U.S. Stars and Stripes — will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 at the Bellingham Masonic Center, 2626 W. Maplewood Ave.

The collection of 37 flags with ties to American history is owned by Celinda Williams, whose father, Ted, began collecting replica flags after leading a project about patriotism as a Boy Scout troop leader.

The event, hosted by Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, is free to the public.