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Oct
05

A Song of Seasons in the Heritage Garden

 A Song of Seasons in the Heritage Garden - shot and edited by Troy Wayrynen
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Sep
29

Fort Vancouver Heritage Garden - Historical Tour

 The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are excited to share a historical tour of the garden.  Special thanks to:  Troy Wayrynen Helen Devery  The Portland Garden Club  The National Park Foundation  Fort Vancouver garden volunteers
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Sep
16

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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Sep
09

Basket Weaving demonstration 09/25

The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are excited to welcome the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center (1501 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) for a basket weaving demonstration on September 25th. The public is welcome to drop in anytime between 11AM-3PM for this free community event, we hope to see ...
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Jul
15

"Another Way of Saying God's Country"

image US Army mule drawn wagon, Vancouver Barracks, Washington
(Chapter 2: "Another Way of Saying God's Country") Washington residents never fully accepted the name of their territory and new state. The earliest pioneers criticized Congress for setting aside their local favorite, Columbia, in the 1853 legislation establishing a separate territorial administration for the northern regions of Oregon. During the ...
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