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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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Nov
13

Native American Arts Celebration, November 18, 2017

Native American Artist Lillian Pitt Pendant
The Friends of Fort Vancouver are honored to host a Celebration of Native American Arts. ​Time Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm ​Location Visitor Center, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington, 98661 Lillian PittNative American ArtistLillian Pitt will be available to discuss her work with visitors one-on-one. Sh...
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Oct
19

Public Lands Alliance Highlights Friends of Fort Vancouver

View of the reconstructed Fort Vancouver from the Heritage Garden.
Amanda Keith wrote a lovely article, "Friends of Fort Vancouver Tells the Rich Story of a Historic and Culture Site through Programs and Retail," for the Public Lands Alliance highlighting Fort Vancouver and the work of The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Her article shares a wonderful overview of the extensive...
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Aug
09

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Fort Vancouver & History of Eclipses Lecture, August 21, 2017

Image of the June 27, 1862 solar eclipse from the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection 1862.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will cross the continental United States for the first time in 38 years. National Parks across the country are planning special eclipse-viewing events, including Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.At the bookstore, artist Lillian Pitt will launch her exclusive new line of Eclipse Over the Warm Springs ...
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Jun
26

Kids Dig! Summer 2017

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Many thanks to an anonymous donor to the Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site whose generosity allowed us to support the 2017 Kids Dig! program at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.The funds pay for an intern from Washington State University Vancouver and Portland State University's archeology program to educate the children...
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