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A Song of Seasons in the Heritage Garden

 A Song of Seasons in the Heritage Garden - shot and edited by Troy Wayrynen

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Fort Vancouver Heritage Garden - Historical Tour

 The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are excited to share a historical tour of the garden.  Special thanks to:  Troy Wayrynen Helen Devery  The Portland Garden Club  The National Park Foundation  Fort Vancouver garden volunteers

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


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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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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