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Lillian Pitt, Artist

Lillian Pitt Invitation | Ceramic mask with feathers and beads
For a limited time the work of internationally acclaimed Pacific Northwest Native American artist Lillian Pitt will be available at the Friends Shop in the Visitor Center at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Her work includes prints, sculptures, native masks, jewelry, tiles and more. This is one of the few places in the Pacific Northwest t...
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Lois Thadei, Artist

​ Lois learned to fly and trained to be an airline mechanic in Clark County. Lois was a bush pilot in Alaska, and received her aviators "wheel rating" and learned to "dope and fabric" old aircraft from Clark County's Wally Olson. Ms Thadei 'commuted' between Ketchikan, Alaska and Vancouver, Washington through Seattle via pontoon plane to learn thes...
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Jack Nisbet: Ancient Places

Jack Nisbet's book Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest, focuses on the discovery of the Willamette Meteorite by a Welsh farmer within the context of Ice Age floods that have shaped our current landscape, mining, tribal rights and land use issues. Books will be available for purchase at the Friends Shop in the Visitor Cent...
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Diane Green-Hartley: Pilgrimage of a Gold Star Mother

​ Author Diane Green-Hartley's 2010 book Lillie's Jasper: The 1930 Pilgrimage of a Gold Star Mother tells the story of the author's great grandmother, Lillie Green, who participated in the little known, Army-sponsored 1930-1933 pilgrimages of over 6,000 American "Gold Star Mothers" to their son's World War I grave sites in France and Belgium. Throu...
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NPS Centennial Celebration Treats

The Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.  While planning the celebration, the Friends of Fort Vancouver wondered; "What could we serve the folks who come for the celebration that would have been a treat in 1916?" Our Executive Director, Mary Rose, did some digging and found some surprising answers. In 1916 Nabisco was fairly new and the...
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