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John Langellier: Buffalo Soldiers

From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans have stepped forward in their nation's defense. John P. Langellier's book Fighting For Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army breathes new life into a stirring subject, emphasizing the role men who have come to be known as 'Buffalo Soldiers' played in opening the Trans-Mis...
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Friends of Fort Vancouver: 2016 Year in Review

​ The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site wish to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, donors and members for this, our first full year. We hope you will consider renewing your membership support for the coming year by visiting our webpage or stop by the Friends Shop at the Visitor Center. If you are not currently a member, we invi...
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Joy Ohearn, Artist

Joy Pomaika'i Hau'oli OHearn is the current featured artist for the "Expressions of Culture" exhibit the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. Her art is an expression of Hawaiian feather work. Pictured here are some examples of her work. Joy will be joining the Friends of Fort Vancouver for a special demonstration at the Visitor Center on December 10, 20...
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Northwest Artists Exhibit Open Now: Talk on February 4, 2017

​ On Friday, November 4, 2016 an exhibit opened in the Visitor Center in conjunction with Vancouver's First Friday Downtown. The exhibit, entitled Art and Artifacts: Local Artists Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial opens on November 4, 2016. The event will be held at the Visitor Center at Fort Vancouver, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, V...
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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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