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Apr
06

Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - Job Opening!

Download PDF File Here The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are looking for a part-time Bookstore Associate to staff the Bookstore at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. See attached PDF for more information about the position. If you have any questions or would like to apply for this position please reach out at friendsfortvancouver...
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Dec
24

YULETIDE: Trees, Gifts and Gratitude

1089px-Still_Life_-_Boeuf_a_la_mode Yuletide: Trees, Gifts and Gratitude
 It's redundant to say that year 2020 has been a most "unusual" year. At a time when we sought warm embraces, laughter and at least a smidgeon of kindness, 2020 introduced us to facemasks, social distancing and deadly disease. Setting the present aside, let's step back in time to the 19th century at the Fort Vancouver historic site and Clark C...
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Dec
17

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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Dec
08

Christmas in the Hudson's Bay Company Wilds in 1877

Harper's Weekly – Saturday, January 13, 1877 One of the most popular periodicals in North America was the well-known Harper's Weekly that offered national and international news, fashionable styles, advertisements for life's necessities, and the ever-wonderful political cartoons. In the 1870's, the families of Vancouver Barracks were often well-acq...
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Dec
01

Art Workshop: Direct Drawing with Pam Gunn

The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are thrilled to bring you another art workshop courtesy of our friend Pam Gunn. In this workshop, viewers will learn the basic skills necessary to complete beautiful projects using direct drawing to create fabulous botanical illustrations. To learn more about the Friends of Fort Vancouver, become...
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