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Christmas Stories: A tale from December 1871

Vancouver Barracks (Date Unknown)  December 1871. By Frances M.A. Roe. Our first Christmas on the frontier was ever so pleasant, but it certainly was most vexatious not to have that box from home. And I expect it has been at Kit Carson for days, waiting to be brought down. We had quite a little Christmas without it, however, for a number of th...
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A Stroll Through Arlington National Cemetery

 Arlington National Cemetery. Hallowed ground where many of the nation's veterans have been laid to rest. Heroes and statesmen, enlisted and officers, women and men who have served in naval and military departments in wars and peacetime since the Civil War. Thousands lie there evoking past events and memories untold. Some are renowned through ...
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Leaf Printing Workshop - with Pamela Gunn


Lillian Pitt's Fabric Masks!

The Friends of Fort Vancouver are excited to announce a collaboration with artist Lillian Pitt. Using designs from Lillian's artwork, these handmade fabric masks are made of 100% washable cotton and 40% of all sales of these masks are donated to the Warm Springs Museum! Learn More: 

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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