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Apr
25

Author and Naturalist Jack Nisbet to Present "David Douglas’s Nine Lives"

Jack Nisbet, renowned naturalist and author of numerous books on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest, returns to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Jack will present an evening lecture, which is free and open to the public. ​7 pm ​​May 24 ​Visitor Center ​1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661​ ​Free​ Speaker Jack Nis...
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Apr
07

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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Mar
25

Contemporary Masks Inspired by Chinookan Stories

Visit the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center to see an exhibit of nine contemporary masks inspired by beings from traditional stories of Chinookan peoples. The masks represent She Who Watches, Raven, Yuhlma, The Darkness One, Coyote, Salmon, Swallowing Monster, Wind, and Atathlia. They were created by Artist Bill Rutherford. For Chinookan peoples along ...
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Jan
17

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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Jan
15

February 2018 Workshops with Fiber Artist Juneko Martinson

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​Juneko will lead workshop participants in creating fiber art at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center throughout February. If you would like to participate, please call the Friends Bookstore and Gallery (360-816-6216) to reserve your spot. Upcoming workshops Sweet Heart Pins Workshop​ ​Date ​February 3, 2018  Time 10am to 1pm ​​​Skill L...
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