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Nov
14

A Celebration of Birds, December 9, 2017

a celebration of birds 2017
Mark your calendars for the annual Friends Celebration of Birds to be held on  Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10am and 3pm  at the Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661. The Friends Shop will be open during its regular hours: 9:30am-4:00pm. Activities for children this y...
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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
09

Jim Thayer: Hiking from Portland to Coast

​ The newest book from author, historian and naturalist Thayer is Hiking from Portland to the Coast (OSU Press, 2016). Mr. Thayer's previous book, Portland's Forest Hikes explores hiking Forest Park and the wooded slopes leading almost to Scappoose, Oregon. Hiking from Portland to Coast is the extension of that prior book, starting in Scappoos...
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Apr
10

Jack Nisbet: Ancient Places

Jack Nisbet's book Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest , focuses on the discovery of the Willamette Meteorite by a Welsh farmer within the context of Ice Age floods that have shaped our current landscape, mining, tribal rights and land use issues. Books will be available for purchase at the Friends Shop in the Visitor Cen...
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Jun
06

Jack Nisbet: Books on Naturalist David Douglas

​ Author Jack Nisbet visited the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in late Spring 2016 in conjunction with BioBlitz at the Site. His opening talk, entitled "I Do Not Go Alone: Natural History Forays from Fort Vancouver," explored the history of nature and naturalists at the site. Jack Nisbet's books The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural ...
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