Friday Movies in the Parks this summer in Vancouver, Washington

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, where one of the Friday Movies in the Park will be held in the summer of 2021 in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The City of Vancouver (Washington) Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of free, family-friendly movies this summer in parks throughout the city on Friday nights. … Continue reading Friday Movies in the Parks this summer in Vancouver, Washington

Take a tour of the barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Photo by Cheryl Landes Fort Vancouver Curator Curator Meagan Huff is leading a series of free tours of the barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington, in July and August. The tours last 45 minutes and will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 16-17 and August 20-21, at 9;30 a.m. … Continue reading Take a tour of the barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

2021 Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular cancelled

Fireworks from a previous Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Due to continuing concerns over the COVID pandemic, The Historic Trust cancelled the 2021 fireworks show at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington. I have not heard about the plans for the fireworks show at the Clark County … Continue reading 2021 Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular cancelled

Get outside with Go Play, Vancouver!

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation (Washington) is hosting a new event called Go Play, Vancouver! The event encourages residents and non-residents to go outside safely during the coronavirus pandemic to get exercise and enjoy nature in the city's parks, historic sites, … Continue reading Get outside with Go Play, Vancouver!

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopens after COVID closure

The stockade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopened on October 20 after being closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours are limited, as are some capacities. The visitor center is open on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. until … Continue reading Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopens after COVID closure

Armchair photo tours: Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular in Vancouver, Washington

Photos by Cheryl Landes Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so to celebrate Independence Day today, I'm posting photos from last year's fireworks show. When we can celebrate in person, I volunteer at this event at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. I miss not being there this year and … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular in Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular cancelled in 2020

Fireworks at a previous Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Historic Trust has cancelled the 2020 Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. "Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the organization wants to be responsible and ensure the safety and … Continue reading Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular cancelled in 2020

Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular a simply spectacular Independence Day celebration

Photos by Cheryl Landes On July 4 at the Fort Vancouver National Historic SiteĀ in Vancouver, Washington, the fireworks burst in spectacular displays at this 56th annual event. Some look like giant bouquets of flowers, while others spin and twist in the dark sky. Others shoot up like giant sparklers and pop at the ends. And … Continue reading Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular a simply spectacular Independence Day celebration