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Jun
12

Vintage Base Ball, July 21, 2017

Boys play vintage baseball at Fort Vancouver in costume
Yes - the vintage term is base ball - two words! Check back for the time the game will begin on July 21, 2017.Check out the Vintage Baseball Association for the rules and more information. Thanks to the Fort Vancouver Costume Guild for the creation of the uniforms. Coming to watch the game will take you back a step in time.And, so that you are prep...
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Jun
09

Jim Thayer: Hiking from Portland to Coast

​ The newest book from author, historian and naturalist Thayer is Hiking from Portland to the Coast (OSU Press, 2016). Mr. Thayer's previous book, Portland's Forest Hikes explores hiking Forest Park and the wooded slopes leading almost to Scappoose, Oregon. Hiking from Portland to Coast is the extension of that prior book, starting in Scappoos...
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Jun
08

Fourth of July, 2017

The National Park Service and the Friends of Fort Vancouver invite you to events and demonstrations at the reconstructed Fort at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on July 4, 2017. Items relating to the Site and the holiday, as well as snacks, will be for sale near the Fort during Fort hours, 12:00 noon to 8:00pm.The NPS Visitor Center and t...
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Jun
07

Every Kid in the Park 2016-2017 School Transportation Grant

field-trip-at-Fort-Vancouver-Historical-Site
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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