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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
25

Author and Naturalist Jack Nisbet to Present "David Douglas’s Nine Lives"

Jack Nisbet, renowned naturalist and author of numerous books on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest, returns to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Jack will present an evening lecture, which is free and open to the public. ​7 pm ​ ​ May 24 ​Visitor Center ​1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661 ​ ​Free ​ Speaker Jack...
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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 Cente...
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Apr
07

April Felting with Juneko Martinson

​ Date ​ ​​ April 7, 2018 ​ Time ​10 am- 1 pm ​ Skill Level ​For all skill levels, ages 12 and older ​ Fee ​$25 Location​ Fort Vancouver Visitor Center​ Space is limited. Please call 360-816-6216 if you would like to attend. Each kit if for one corsage, but if flowers are made slightly smaller, two flowers may be made and attached to one stem. Each...
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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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