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Nov
07

Northwest Artists Exhibit Open Now: Talk on February 4, 2017

​ On Friday, November 4, 2016 an exhibit opened in the Visitor Center in conjunction with Vancouver's First Friday Downtown. The exhibit, entitled Art and Artifacts: Local Artists Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial opens on November 4, 2016. The event will be held at the Visitor Center at Fort Vancouver, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, V...
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Sep
05

NPS Centennial Celebration Treats

The Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.  While planning the celebration, the Friends of Fort Vancouver wondered; "What could we serve the folks who come for the celebration that would have been a treat in 1916?" Our Executive Director, Mary Rose, did some digging and found some surprising answers. In 1916 Nabisco was fairly new and the...
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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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Apr
23

Toma Villa, Artist

Toma Villa, Artist
Toma Villa, a registered member of the Yakama Nation, has spent the last year working on the sculpture for the park's Visitor Center, in honor of the National Park Service's centennial year. The sculpture is now a permanent feature in the main lobby of the Center.  Villa calls his work Spirit Pole. The work features two poles, each carved from...
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Apr
01

Fort Vancouver Virtual Reality (FVvr) April 2016

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FRIENDS is honored to have partnered with NPS and Vancouver Schools to support FVvr (pronounced "Fever") a virtual reality tour of Fort Vancouver created by students from iTech Preparatory School in Vancouver, Washington. Students worked with NPS at Fort Vancouver for over a year and a half to create FVvr as an educational tool for individuals who ...
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