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Jun
07

Every Kid in the Park 2016-2017 School Transportation Grant

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We are excited to let our Friends know about the local success of the "Every Kid in the Park" (EKIP) program. This is a program of the National Park Foundation (NPF) to allow school districts who would not be able to bring their fourth grade students to a National Park because of the cost of transportation to be reimbursed for those costs. The Frie...
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Jun
01

Chkalvosk Russian Artwork, June 24, 2017

Bears on Fish, hand carved wooden figurine with intricate painted details in Chkalovsk style
In honor of the 80th Anniversary of the World's First Transpolar Flight, a selection of paintings featuring Chkalovsk, Russia – birthplace and namesake of the lead pilot Valery Chkalov – will be featured in the Bookstore at the Visitor Center. The paintings are the work of Russian artists who live in the Chkalovsk region. Chkalovsk lies on the Volg...
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May
15

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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May
01

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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May
01

Garrison Flagstaff Reconstruction May 2017

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The Community Military Appreciation Committee's (CMAC) presentation for Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, 2017, included the dedication of the 80 foot reconstructed garrison flagstaff on the Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground, which is located in the National Park. The flagstaff is dedicated to honor American servicemen and women...
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