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Basket Weaving demonstrations

The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are always pleased   to welcome the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center (1501 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) for basket weaving demonstrations. This talented group shares ideas and techniques with everyone who makes the time to attend. We look...

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Lillian Pitt - History Makers 2021

The Friends' are excited to announce that our partner artist Lillian Pitt is being honored by the Oregon historical Society as one of the four "History Makers" of 2021. This annual event honors contemporary individuals and organizations that are positively shaping the history, culture, and landscape of Oregon. This years event will be hosted virtua...

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Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - Scavenger Hunt Activity!


 As children begin a new school year and many students begin learning in different and more virtual ways, the Friends of Fort Vancouver want to offer students and parents an activity that can offer an hour or two of fun and discovery on the grounds of Fort Vancouver. Using the attached PDF, illustrated with watercolors from local author, ...

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Bird Spot! at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

 We're introducing a new program for the inexperienced and veterans of bird watching. Thanks to volunteer Pam Gunn, an experienced birder, Bird Spot at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is underway. As we move ahead developing maps and methods and generally organizing volunteer efforts, you may enjoy this brief video of Pam's pho...

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A Song of Seasons in the Heritage Garden

 A Song of Seasons in the Heritage Garden - shot and edited by Troy Wayrynen