You won’t want to miss the September 7 “Then and Now” presentation about William Shelton, (Wha-cah-dub), the last hereditary Chief of the Snohomish Tribe.

Come and learn about this most remarkable man who served as a bridge between two cultures.

Born at Brown’s Point (now Sandy Point) in 1869, William Shelton grew up near the Cultus Bay village of Digwadsh, one of three permanent Snohomish villages on South Whidbey.

A gifted story pole carver,
author, speaker, leader, and advocate for the Snohomish Tribe, Shelton was instrumental in keeping tribal customs and culture alive during difficult times and communicating indigenous culture to the larger society.

Presented by Bill Haroldson, president of the South Whidbey Historical Society
• Saturday, September 7 at 3 p.m.
• South Whidbey Community Center in Langley, Room 126
• $5 suggested donation at the door to benefit our nonprofit
SW Historical Museum

Includes rare film footage of William Shelton from the 1920’s.

Please email us at if you plan to attend in order to help us anticipate the number of chairs needed.