We started this scrappy little tour company seven years ago with the intention of bringing Bellingham's lesser-known history to light-- especially the history of women, the LGBTQ community and people of color. We donned our corsets and peppered our tours with spicy language in the hopes of talking about important history in engaging and entertaining ways.
Our edgy approach ruffled a few feathers, but never paid that much mind. Our particular brand of storytelling attracted sharp, witty, curious people to our tours-- people who would end up becoming friends, future tour guides and important partners & allies along the way. We've never been history experts, but our interest in the ways the past can help us better understand the present and plan for the future has always been central to our work. Our business grew and shifted in in exciting ways we never expected, and so did we.
We've been honored to be your punk rock historians for these seven years, but the time has come for us to step aside and allow this wacky business to grow and change under new leadership. We are delighted to share that Good Time Girls is now officially in the hands of longtime guides, Kolby LaBree and Wren Urbigkit. We can't wait to go on their tours with all of you!
Our list of thank-yous is so long that it would be silly to try to include them all here, but to everyone who helped make Good Time Girls Tours a success through your work and patronage: We are truly grateful for your support. This experience changed us in ways its hard to describe.
Marissa & Sara
Working with the Good Time Girls as tour guides has been amazing to say the least. We feel so lucky to have been part of the community that Sara and Marissa created, and extremely honored to have been “handed the corset strings.” A huge thanks to Sara and Marissa, as well as our sister-guides Hayley and Jane, for their enthusiasm and support as we embark on this new adventure. While we have some new ideas brewing, our trademark brand of feminism, sass and entertaining history will remain at the forefront of what we do. The best part of this job is connecting with the people in our community. Thank you all for laughing at our jokes, asking great questions and keeping it nerdy! Look out for the 2018 Tour schedule coming soon. We can’t wait to see you!
Wren and Kolby