Events at Fort Vancouver

29
Feb
2020

The Life and Journey of Moses Williams: "I am also entitled to be recognized."

02-29-2020 1:30 pm -2:45 pm
Free Event
The Life and Journey of Moses Williams: "I am also entitled to be recognized."

Historian Gregory P. Shine recounts the fascinating story of Buffalo Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient Moses Williams who is buried at the Post Cemetery in Vancouver. 

Be sure to join us for this free program to learn about the African American soldiers who valiantly served in the West and in the Department of the Columbia headquartered at Vancouver Barracks.

29
Feb
2020

Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver

02-29-2020 7:30 pm
Adults $25 / Children $10
Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver

Take a lantern-lit journey with a park ranger through a night at Fort Vancouver.

14
Mar
2020

160 Years of Women's Suffrage in Washington Territory

03-14-2020 1:30 pm -2:45 pm
Free Event
160 Years of Women's Suffrage in Washington Territory

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, author and historian Mary Rose will present "160 Years of Women's Suffrage in Washington Territory." Do you realize that women have been voting in this state since the early 1850's? There were indeed interruptions, though, particularly when men in the territorial legislature decided that women's enfranchisement could hurt their chances of statehood. Women's voting rights were rescinded in 1888 -- just in time to encourage Congress to make Washington a state. Women in Clark County voted from the earliest days of donation land claims, holding public and elected offices like county school superintendent. Can you guess which group of women formed the first women's corporation?

           As an added twist, please feel free to come dressed as your favorite suffragette: Susan B. Anthony, Sara Bard Field or your great grandmother!  All are welcome. Program is free of charge.

14
Mar
2020

Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver

03-14-2020 7:30 pm
Adults $25 / Children $10
Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver

Take a lantern-lit journey with a park ranger through a night at Fort Vancouver.

21
Mar
2020

Tracing the Fur Trade: Early British Fort Sites Along the Columbia River and Their Ceramic Wares

03-21-2020 1:30 pm -2:45 pm
Free Event
Tracing the Fur Trade: Early British Fort Sites Along the Columbia River and Their Ceramic Wares

Dr. Bob Cromwell, a National Park Service archaeologist at Fort Vancouver, will present "Tracing the Fur Trade: Early British Fort Sites Along the Columbia River and Their Ceramic Wares." He will give an overview of a decade of research into the earliest ceramics imported into the area by the North West Company, and how related archaeological analysis brings new insight into the interactions between fur traders and American Indians. 

21
Mar
2020

Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver

03-21-2020 7:30 pm
Adults $25 / Children $10
Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver

Take a lantern-lit journey with a park ranger through a night at Fort Vancouver.

18
Apr
2020

BLACKNOSE SHEEP FELTING WORKSHOP

04-18-2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
$40 each
BLACKNOSE SHEEP FELTING WORKSHOP

BE CREATIVE THIS SPRING! jOIN A FELTING WORKSHOP 

Instruction is given by the talented master felting artist JUNEKO MARTINSON.

Our most popular Blacknose Sheep is back with its curly wool and little gold bell. Have fun learning the craft of needle felting as you create this cute and fluffy sheep. Workshop includes all materials and tools. For all skill levels; ages 12 and up.

25
Apr
2020

NEEDLE FELTED PUPPY

04-25-2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
$40 each
NEEDLE FELTED PUPPY

BE CREATIVE THIS SPRING! jOIN A FELTING WORKSHOP 

Instruction is given by the talented master felting artist JUNEKO MARTINSON.

Join us for this fun workshop and learn needle felting basics while making an adorable puppy to go home with you. The workshop includes wool roving for one puppy from a choice of three colors and tools. The workshop is for all skill levels; 12 years and older. 

Meet Native artists, learn to make corn husk dolls, and enjoy Native dance and music at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center on November 2, 2019. This new event, hosted by the Friends of Fort Vancou...
Governor Simpson had nothing but praise for those who had built the post and selected its location. "It will in Two Years hence be the finest place in North America," h...
French speakers significantly influenced the history of the Pacific Northwest. Author Robert Foxcurran will discuss and sign copies of his book, Songs upon the Rivers: ...
Visit the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center to see an exhibit of nine contemporary masks inspired by beings from traditional stories of Chinookan peoples. The masks represent She Who W...