Friends of Fort Vancouver News

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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...
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Mar
25

Contemporary Masks Inspired by Chinookan Stories

Visit the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center to see an exhibit of nine contemporary masks inspired by beings from traditional stories of Chinookan peoples. The masks represent She Who Watches, Raven, Yuhlma, The Darkness One, Coyote, Salmon, Swallowing Monster, Wind, and Atathlia. They were created by Artist Bill Rutherford. For Chinookan peoples along ...
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Jan
17

Nanny Wood

Army wife, mother, and pioneer In 1879, Nanny Moale Wood and with her new husband Lieutenant C.E.S. Wood honeymooned across the country by transcontinental rail and caught steamboats headed north and up the river to their home at Vancouver Barracks. They lived for a short time with General and Mrs. O.O. Howard until their new house was finished on ...
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