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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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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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Sep
05

NPS Centennial Celebration Treats

The Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.  While planning the celebration, the Friends of Fort Vancouver wondered; "What could we serve the folks who come for the celebration that would have been a treat in 1916?" Our Executive Director, Mary Rose, did some digging and found some surprising answers. In 1916 Nabisco was fairly new and the...

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Apr
01

Fort Vancouver Virtual Reality (FVvr) April 2016

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FRIENDS is honored to have partnered with NPS and Vancouver Schools to support FVvr (pronounced "Fever") a virtual reality tour of Fort Vancouver created by students from iTech Preparatory School in Vancouver, Washington. Students worked with NPS at Fort Vancouver for over a year and a half to create FVvr as an educational tool for individuals who ...

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Oct
27

Lillian Pitt: Getting to Know the Artist

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Lillian Pitt is a Native American artist from the Big River (Columbia River) region of the Pacific Northwest. Born on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon, she is a descendent of Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people. She is one of the most highly regarded Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest. Her works have been exhibited and review...

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