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Sep
16

Lillian Pitt - History Makers 2021

The Friends' are excited to announce that our partner artist Lillian Pitt is being honored by the Oregon historical Society as one of the four "History Makers" of 2021. This annual event honors contemporary individuals and organizations that are positively shaping the history, culture, and landscape of Oregon. This years event will be hosted virtua...
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Sep
09

Basket Weaving demonstration 09/25

The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are excited to welcome the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center (1501 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) for a basket weaving demonstration on September 25th. The public is welcome to drop in anytime between 11AM-3PM for this free community event, we hope to see ...
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Jul
15

"Another Way of Saying God's Country"

image US Army mule drawn wagon, Vancouver Barracks, Washington
(Chapter 2: "Another Way of Saying God's Country") Washington residents never fully accepted the name of their territory and new state. The earliest pioneers criticized Congress for setting aside their local favorite, Columbia, in the 1853 legislation establishing a separate territorial administration for the northern regions of Oregon. During the ...
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Jun
17

Fourth of July Oration in Oregon (Excerpt from The Squibob Papers)

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The Squibob PapersI.Fourth of July Oration in OregonCorrespondence"Fort Vancouver, W.T., June 15, 1856. John Pheonix, Esq., Sergt. Major, etc.""Dear Sir: -- I am requested by a number of your brother officers, and other gentlemen, to solicit you to deliver the oration at the celebration of the approaching Fourth of July, at this post."Very respectf...
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Jun
12

Jane Jacobsen's Memorial Walk July 3rd

You are welcome to join the Friends in remembering founding board member Jane Jacobsen on a self-guided walk through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Friends and Jane's family will be on hand at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center to greet walkers between 9 AM and Noon. The public is welcome! A map and brief guide to Jane's favorite sites a...
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