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Family and friends gathered outside the former Bellingham Public Library Sunday for the dedication of the Ernest A. Taft Jr. Historical Museum. Taft passed away in 2010. Pictured, from left, are Taftâs mother, Josephine âJosieâ Taft; his brother-in-law, Roland Arcand; former Bellingham selectwoman and friend Mary Chaves; and Taftâs sister, Joanna Arcand. In back is mistress of ceremonies Marcia Crooks of the Bellingham Historical Commission.