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Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is focused on activities that encourage cultural awareness and participation at this Site. Events at the Site include our popular dances, workshops, author talks and book signings, artists talks and art exhibits, Smokey Bear's birthday party, and much more. There is something for everyone.

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Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is focused on activities that encourage cultural awareness and participation at this Site. Events at the Site include our popular dances, workshops, author talks and book signings, artists talks and art exhibits, Smokey Bear's birthday party, and much more. There is something for everyone.

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Sep
09

Basket Weaving demonstrations

The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are always pleased   to welcome the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center (1501 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) for basket weaving demonstrations. This talented group shares ideas and techniques with everyone who makes the time to attend. We look...

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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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Oct
17

Native Artists Featured at Native Arts Day

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Meet Native artists, learn to make corn husk dolls, and enjoy Native dance and music at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center on November 2, 2019. This new event, hosted by the Friends of Fort Vancouver and sponsored by Pendleton, will feature regional Native artists and their works, activities for children, books, dance and music."Novem...

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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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