Friends of Fort Vancouver News

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Jun
01

Blacksmithing Workshop July 2016

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The Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is honored to have partnered with the National Park Service, the Fort Vancouver Trades Guild Volunteers to bring retired Colonial Williamsburg Blacksmith Jay Close to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center for a public panel discussion on the history, art, and science of early 19th century blacksm...
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Apr
23

Toma Villa, Artist

Toma Villa, Artist
Toma Villa, a registered member of the Yakama Nation, has spent the last year working on the sculpture for the park's Visitor Center, in honor of the National Park Service's centennial year. The sculpture is now a permanent feature in the main lobby of the Center.  Villa calls his work Spirit Pole . The work features two poles, each carved fro...
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Apr
01

Fort Vancouver Virtual Reality (FVvr) April 2016

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FRIENDS is honored to have partnered with NPS and Vancouver Schools to support FVvr (pronounced "Fever") a virtual reality tour of Fort Vancouver created by students from iTech Preparatory School in Vancouver, Washington. Students worked with NPS at Fort Vancouver for over a year and a half to create FVvr as an educational tool for individuals who ...
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Dec
06

Superintendent Tracy A. Fortmann's Comments at the Re-Opening of the Visitor Center

On November 14, 2015 Superintendent Tracy A. Fortmann spoke at the public re-opening of the Visitor Center at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Following are some excerpts from her comments: "This building was built in 1961 and was part of a national initiative, with grassroots support. It was built in anticipation of the National Park Ser...
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Oct
27

Lillian Pitt: Getting to Know the Artist

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Lillian Pitt is a Native American artist from the Big River (Columbia River) region of the Pacific Northwest. Born on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon, she is a descendent of Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people. She is one of the most highly regarded Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest. Her works have been exhibited and review...
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