Friends of Fort Vancouver News

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Oct
19

Public Lands Alliance Highlights Friends of Fort Vancouver

View of the reconstructed Fort Vancouver from the Heritage Garden.
Amanda Keith wrote a lovely article, "Friends of Fort Vancouver Tells the Rich Story of a Historic and Culture Site through Programs and Retail," for the Public Lands Alliance highlighting Fort Vancouver and the work of The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Her article shares a wonderful overview of the extensive...
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Mar
20

A STALLION FOR CHIEF JOSEPH IN 1893

A featured book in our on-line sales is Days with Chief Joseph by Erskine Wood. In the archives of General John Gibbon, preserved by the Pennsylvania Historical Society in Philadelphia, we found a handwritten letter by young Erskine Wood in 1893. Erskine was 14 years old and wrote this letter to his great-uncle General John Gibbon, then Commander o...
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Apr
25

Archaeologist Amy Clearman presents “Finding the First Fort Vancouver”

Governor Simpson had nothing but praise for those who had built the post and selected its location. "It will in Two Years hence be the finest place in North America," he predicted, "indeed I have rarely seen a Gentleman's Seat in England possessing so many natural advantages and where ornament and use are so agreeably combined." Evidently the Gover...
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Jun
02

New Pendleton Selections

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Now available in the Friends Bookstore and Gallery:We have an assortment of Pendleton Woolen Mills throws and blankets. These beautifully crafted pieces reflect our Northwest themes and make great gifts anytime!
Apr
25

Author and Naturalist Jack Nisbet to Present "David Douglas’s Nine Lives"

Jack Nisbet, renowned naturalist and author of numerous books on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest, returns to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Jack will present an evening lecture, which is free and open to the public. ​7 pm ​​May 24 ​Visitor Center ​1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661​ ​Free​Speaker Jack Nisb...
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