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Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is focused on activities that encourage cultural awareness and participation at this Site. Events at the Site include our popular dances, workshops, author talks and book signings, artists talks and art exhibits, Smokey Bear's birthday party, and much more. There is something for everyone.

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Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is focused on activities that encourage cultural awareness and participation at this Site. Events at the Site include our popular dances, workshops, author talks and book signings, artists talks and art exhibits, Smokey Bear's birthday party, and much more. There is something for everyone.

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Mar
20

A STALLION FOR CHIEF JOSEPH IN 1893

A featured book in our on-line sales is Days with Chief Joseph by Erskine Wood. In the archives of General John Gibbon, preserved by the Pennsylvania Historical Society in Philadelphia, we found a handwritten letter by young Erskine Wood in 1893. Erskine was 14 years old and wrote this letter to his great-uncle General John Gibbon, then Commander o...
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Oct
17

Native Artists Featured at Native Arts Day

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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 Vancouver and sponsored by Pendleton, will feature regional Native artists and their works, activities for children, books, dance and music."Novem...
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Apr
25

Archaeologist Amy Clearman presents “Finding the First Fort Vancouver”

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," he predicted, "indeed I have rarely seen a Gentleman's Seat in England possessing so many natural advantages and where ornament and use are so agreeably combined." Evidently the Gover...
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Apr
07

Songs upon the Rivers Author Talk

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: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadians and Metis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific. 2 - 4 pm ​​April 7, 2018 ​Fort Vancouver Visitor Center ...
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Mar
25

Contemporary Masks Inspired by Chinookan Stories

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 Watches, Raven, Yuhlma, The Darkness One, Coyote, Salmon, Swallowing Monster, Wind, and Atathlia. They were created by Artist Bill Rutherford. For Chinookan peoples along ...
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