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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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Aug
01

Lillian Pitt: Eclipse Over Warm Springs Nation, August 21, 2017

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​ Native American Artist Lillian Pitt has created a limited edition jewelry series entitled Eclipse Over the Warm Springs Nation in commemoration of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. The pendant, earrings and ring are available through the Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Pre-orders are now being accepted through the Friends w...
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Jul
12

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 Practi...
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Jul
12

Thunder in the Mountains by Daniel Sharfstein, July 22, 2017

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm please join us for a presentation and book signing with Daniel J. Sarfstein on his new book, Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War . The presentation will be at the Visitor Center (1501 E. Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661) of the Fort Vancouver Natio...
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Jun
26

Kids Dig! Summer 2017

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Many thanks to an anonymous donor to the Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site whose generosity allowed us to support the 2017 Kids Dig! program at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The funds pay for an intern from Washington State University Vancouver and Portland State University's archeology program to educate the childre...
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