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Sep
06

Costume Department Ribbon Pansy Workshop

Beautiful ribbon flowers and leaves decorate hats and costumes.
Thanks to a generous donor who asked that their donation go to the benefit of the Costume Department of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the department was able to sponsor a Workshop with Margaret Phillips on how to create ribbon pansies and leaves in several different styles. These ribbon flowers are used to decorate hats, costumes and o...
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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 childre...
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Jun
07

Every Kid in the Park 2016-2017 School Transportation Grant

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We are excited to let our Friends know about the local success of the "Every Kid in the Park" (EKIP) program. This is a program of the National Park Foundation (NPF) to allow school districts who would not be able to bring their fourth grade students to a National Park because of the cost of transportation to be reimbursed for those costs. The Frie...
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May
01

Garrison Flagstaff Reconstruction May 2017

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The Community Military Appreciation Committee's (CMAC) presentation for Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, 2017, included the dedication of the 80 foot reconstructed garrison flagstaff on the Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground, which is located in the National Park. The flagstaff is dedicated to honor American servicemen and women...
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Jun
01

Blacksmithing Workshop July 2016

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The Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is honored to have partnered with the National Park Service, the Fort Vancouver Trades Guild Volunteers to bring retired Colonial Williamsburg Blacksmith Jay Close to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center for a public panel discussion on the history, art, and science of early 19th century blacksm...
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