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Nov
05

Lillian Pitt's Fabric Masks!

The Friends of Fort Vancouver are excited to announce a collaboration with artist Lillian Pitt. Using designs from Lillian's artwork, these handmade fabric masks are made of 100% washable cotton and 40% of all sales of these masks are donated to the Warm Springs Museum! Learn More: https://www.lillianpitt.shop/shop/mixed-media/7 

Oct
29

Leaf Printing Workshop - with Pamela Gunn

May
13

The Voice of this Stone

The Voice of this Stone: Learning from Volcanic Disasters Around the World  On the fortieth anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, this is an excellent read and resource to volcanic eruptions worldwide. Kevin Scott's newest book features the magnificence of volcanoes and their disasters around the world. Dr. Kevin Scott offers chilli...

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Apr
22

VOLCANO RESCUE REMEMBERED -- MOUNT ST. HELENS

Adapted from interviews and excerpted from "Volcano Rescue" by Roland v. Emetaz in a 1980 edition of Mazama magazine. Foreword: Roland V. Emetaz is a founding board member of the Friends of Fort Vancouver. Known as "Mr. Em" to many, he is a retired Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. After devoting his long and enjoyabl...

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Apr
18

The Mountain Blows Its Top Mount St. Helens, May 18, 1980

 One of the first photos taken of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, at about 10:00 A.M. on May 18, 1980. Oregonian staff photographer Don Wilson took the shot. Leverett G. Richards, an Air Force Reserve pilot and Oregonian staff reporter, flew the aircraft homebased at historic Pearson Airfield. The reporter and photographer fle...

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