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

Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Photo credit: Fort Nisqually/Metro Parks Tacoma Fort from Home, a series hosted by Fort Nisqually and Metro Parks Tacoma, focuses on a range of topics about the history and culture of Puget Sound. This month's lineup covers maritime and natural history, Victorian cooking, and 19th Century cosmetics. Here's the schedule: Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m. … Continue reading Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

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!

Armchair photo tours: Fort Hoskins Historical Park near Philomath, Oregon

Fort Hoskins Historical Park near Philomath, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes Fort Hoskins was built by the U.S. Army in 1856 to maintain peace between the settlers and the Native Americans and to quell anti-Union Southern sympathizers. The military fort overlooked the Luckiamute River Valley, where 200 to 300 troops served. Treaty discussions, formation of … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Fort Hoskins Historical Park near Philomath, Oregon