The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society is comprised of a small group of descendants of Icelandic immigrants who settled in Blaine, Washington, who join with other area Icelanders to celebrate our Icelandic roots and passion for present day Iceland.
The Vigil, Blaine, Washington, U.S.A.
-By Rob Olason The Vigil sculpture was dedicated on October 14, 2006. Located in the heart of Blaine, Washington at the intersection of H Street and Peace Portal, the sculpture is the focal point of the city. The Vigil overlooks Drayton Harbor and casts a steady gaze to the West, to the waters of Georgia … Continue reading The Vigil, Blaine, Washington, U.S.A.
The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society Finds a Home on the Shores of the Strait of Georgia
-By Rob Olason In February 2007, Diane Palmason, Coordinator of the Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society (BIHS), described the formation of the group. “It began in a very Icelandic way,” she said, “as a modest desire to give hospitality to visiting travelers.” Diane Palmason said the organization was born in 2004 when local Icelandic descendants, Jerry … Continue reading The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society Finds a Home on the Shores of the Strait of Georgia
A brief history of Lutherans in Blaine and how an old bell becomes new again.
(Note: On May 21, 2018, Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine, Washington re-installed their church bell that had been in storage for decades, awaiting a new bell tower. The story of how the bell was returned to its new home and a brief history of the Lutheran church in Blaine and its Icelandic roots is recounted … Continue reading A brief history of Lutherans in Blaine and how an old bell becomes new again.