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Songs upon the Rivers Author Talk

French speakers significantly influenced the history of the Pacific Northwest. Author Robert Foxcurran will discuss and sign copies of his book, Songs upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadians and Metis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific. 2 - 4 pm ​​April 7, 2018 ​Fort Vancouver Visitor Center ...
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Nanny Wood

Army wife, mother, and pioneer In 1879, Nanny Moale Wood and with her new husband Lieutenant C.E.S. Wood honeymooned across the country by transcontinental rail and caught steamboats headed north and up the river to their home at Vancouver Barracks. They lived for a short time with General and Mrs. O.O. Howard until their new house was finished on ...
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Mother Joseph

The Five Founders of Providence Academy
"Architect, Teacher & Roman Catholic Nun" This story highlights Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence who was born Esther Pariseau in Laval Canada in 1823. At age 20, she entered the order of Sisters of Charity of Providence and took the name "Joseph" in honor of her father. He was a carpenter and his daughter sooner became an accomplished...
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Confluence Story Project, November 4, 2017

Scotty and Bessie
On November 4, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm the Visitor Center at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will be hosting a Confluence Story Gathering event at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, at the Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661. ​Time ​​November 4, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00...
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Author Jane Kirkpatrick: October 21, 2017

All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick: We seek neither convenience nor ease, but live at the edge of possibility.
Please join the Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vintage Books, and the National Park Service on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for a book signing and talk with Jane Kirkpatrick, widely-known and cherished historical novelist.  The event will be held at the Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic...
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