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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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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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Archeology Lecture Series, June 29-July 27, 2017

Please join us for some, or all, of the following series of lectures entitled "Archaelogies of People, Things, and Protected Places." Lectures will be held at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661 and begin at 7pm. June 29, 2017: Training the Next Generation: Indigenous Methods in Archaeological Practic...
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Smokey Bear's Birthday Celebration August 12, 2017

COME MEET SMOKEY BEAR! Please join Friends of Fort Vancouver, the US Forest Service and the National Park Service for a one-hour celebration from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the National Park Visitor Center, 1501 East Evergreen Blvd, 98661. The theater will feature a special short video about Smokey and Friends. The Friends' Book...
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John Langellier: Buffalo Soldiers

From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans have stepped forward in their nation's defense. John P. Langellier's book Fighting For Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army breathes new life into a stirring subject, emphasizing the role men who have come to be known as 'Buffalo Soldiers' played in opening the Trans-Mis...
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