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

​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 wi...
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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 Practic...
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