The images of the pottery shards used to illustrate the Individual membership categories are from the Fort Vancouver Collection.
Archaeological resources like this shape our legacy from the original inhabitants of the fort, its village, and the U.S. military post of Vancouver Barracks. Excavations have occurred on the Site over the last 50 years, yielding a world-class archaeological collection of 1.5 million artifacts, 200,000 of which are arranged in a study collection.
The array of artifacts provides tangible evidence of daily life at the site. While the majority reflect the 35-year Hudson’s Bay Company era from 1825-1860, many artifacts remain from earlier Native American use and the later U.S. Army presence.
The family image shows Major General Thomas M. Anderson and his extended family posing outside their home for a portrait. Anderson was commander of the Vancouver Barracks from 1885 to 1898. People in the photograph include Charles Van Winkle, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson and the Anderson children - Bessie, Irmengarde, Von, Thomas Jr., Minnie and Arline.
The still life of milk bottles, a pitcher and dishes used to illustrate the Sponsor Membership category shows some reproductions on display in the Village House during the 2010 Brigade Encampment at the Village House. Photograph courtesy of NPS.
The coin is from the Fort Vancouver Collection. Photograph courtesy of NPS.
The Village House is a replica of "House 2" in the Village. Photograph by Greg Shine and used courtesy of NPS.
The plan view of the Excavations of Village House 5 of the Hudson's Bay Company Employee Village used to illustrate the Archeologist Membership category was taken during the 2003 Public Archaeology Field School. One of the main features of the House, the hearth, is clearly visible. Photograph courtesy of NPS.
The Hawaiian coral was found in an archaeological excavation at the Fort. Coral was utilized by the Hudson's Bay Company in various construction projects onsite. Read more about the connection between Hawaii (the Sandwich Islands) and Fort Vancouver. The photograph was taken by John Edwards and used courtesy of NPS.
The arrowheads are part of The Fort Vancouver Collection. Photograph courtesy of NPS. NPS has posted more information about some of the Fort Vancouver Collections.
The Nez Perce Trail included the Vancouver Barracks. This photograph shows tribe member Red Heart with two children on a horse. Red Heart and his band were captured and held at Fort Vancouver in 1877. Read about their captivity and release and about the Nez Perce Trail.