Friends of Fort Vancouver News

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Oct
25

Author Clyde Holloway: Pacific War Marine, November 11, 2017

In honor of Veterans Day, the Friends of Fort Vancouver are hosting a discussion and book signing by Clyde Holloway  on November 11, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661. His book, published in 2005, is titled Pacific War Marine and chronicle...
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Oct
25

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:...
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Oct
19

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 Histori...
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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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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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