Started in 2011 by Marissa McGrath and Sara Holodnick, the Good Time Girls are the only organization providing regular guided historical walking tours in Bellingham, Washington. As of 2018 Wren Urbigkit and Kolby LaBree have been"handed the corset strings" and will carry on the tradition.
We will continue to offer the signature seasonal costumed Good Time Girls walking tours, while expanding our year-round programming and all-ages educational offerings under the name “Bellinghistory.” The Good Time Girls trademark brand of feminism, sass and entertaining history will remain at the forefront of what we do.
Our tours focus on people from all walks of life, including sex workers, teetotalers, rough 'n tumble laborers, immigrants, rum-runners, and traveling preachers because their history is our history.
We feel history is extremely interesting and important, and also often hilarious. Our goal is to get people having as much fun with history as we do. We hope to get them thinking about the past, how it has shaped the present and what it can teach us going forward… all while having a good time.
Kolby & Wren
We are Bellinghistory co-owners Kolby LaBree and Wren Urbigkit. We have been tour guides and researchers with the locally acclaimed Good Time Girls Bellingham walking tours since 2012.
Kolby is a native "hamster," mother of three and resident of the Columbia-Eldridge neighborhood. She has a degree in anthropology from WWU and a background in cultural resource management and historic preservation. She specializes in historical and genealogical research.
Wren is an armchair historian and public speaking nerd. She enjoys working at the beautiful Mount Baker Theater, and teaching cello lessons. She has lived in Bellingham for 10 years with her husband and two girls and currently dwells in the Birchwood Neighborhood.