Explore Point Roberts History & Heritage
Point Roberts Historical Society promotes awareness of Point Roberts by gathering and preserving local history for future generations.
Over the years, the society has hosted “Townsite and Cemetery Tours,” along with historical and interpretive displays of the salmon cannery at Lily Point. Photo displays of heritage homes and the Judy Ross Abandoned House quilt series display is in the backroom of Point Roberts Community Center. Society continues to gather ‘Your Point Roberts Story’ from the community, and the collection of stories will eventually be available. Volunteers maintain the center’s hallway display case with seasonal rotating displays.
Point Roberts Historical Society is located inside the Point Roberts Community Center. It provides historical items on sale, including a cemetery booklet, historical cards, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and posters.
For more information on Point Roberts Historical Society, visit their Facebook page.
Join Point Roberts Backstory for a tour
of this incredible town in an isolated corner of America.
Point Roberts Backstory tells the fascinating story of a one-of-a-kind American town. Perched on the tip of a Canadian peninsula which extends into U.S. waters, Point Roberts is a community like no other. Residents – including the school kids – have to drive through Canada to get to this unique “exclave” from the U.S. mainland. Point Roberts has seen it all: mysterious middens, smugglers, pirates, squatters, Icelandic-speaking settlers, rock stars and thousands of Canadians. They all mix in an unbelievable history all the more amazing when you learn it all happened in its tiny five square miles.