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Historic Pearson Field will "Celebrate Pearson Field" on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from noon to 4:00PM. The annual celebration will 'take-off' at Pearson Field (located at 201-A East Reserve Street) and is hosted by Fort Vancouver National Trust, City of Vancouver and Pearson Field Advocates for General Aviation. There is no admission fee for this event and it's scheduled to have fun-filled activities for the entire family, including:
You will think you have stepped back in time as the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will once again host its popular evening of 1860s vintage base ball at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015, on the national park's historic Parade Ground. This event is a fun, free, and fantastic opportunity to experience "base ball" (then two words) at its infancy, with costumed players and supporters, a brass band concert, and a mountain howitzer firing to start the game.
The 2016 Sweetheart Dance, sponsored by the Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 7 pm to 10 pm at Pearson Air Museum, located at 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver.The Sweetheart Dance is reminiscent of the USO dances of the 1940s. Participants are encouraged (though not required) to wear period costumes and Class "A" uniforms, to take a step back in time and enjoy the evening. Beacock's Swing Band, founded over a decade ago by Vancouver musician Dale Beacock and conducted by Cary Pederson, will perform dance music from the 1920s through the 1950s.
"Lantern Tour: Walking Vancouver Barracks" enjoys the special theme this month of 'Romance at Vancouver Barracks.' The ranger-led program will walk visitors through the grounds of Vancouver Barracks by lantern light, connecting attendees to the national park's military history through thematic storytelling. The upcoming tour is scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016."These new additions to our Lantern Tour Series give visitors the opportunity to join a smaller, personal tour at a reduced price-point, through the heart of Vancouver Barracks," said Greg Shine, Chief Ranger and Historian, "and connect to the stories, people, events, and landscape of the national park's military era."
As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation's parks and monuments, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is joining in the celebration! All national parks, including Fort Vancouver, will be fee free from April 16 through April 24, 2016. The week will also feature exciting, fee-free, family-friendly programs.
I walking the Waterfront Renaissance Trail. It has a great view of the Columbia River, I can walk along a sandy beach and stick my toes in the water, and of course stop at one of my favorite waterfront restaurants for a beverage or bite to eat. What I don't like: Litter. But, together we can SOLVE this problem!
Are you ready to unleash your inner geek and become a citizen scientist for a day? Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) will be hosting a Centennial BioBlitz - a treasure hunt to discover living organi - May 20 and 21, 2016. National park rangers, accompanied by local scientists, will lead volunteers of all ages and backgrounds as citizen scientists for a day. Teams will develop a "snapshot" of biological information in the park by counting and identifying plant and animal species using the iNaturalist app, cameras, and field guides.
National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) will bring community partners together to celebrate healthy, active, outdoor fun at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Held on public lands throughout the country, National Get Outdoors Day is a free, family-friendly event promoting healthy, active, outdoor fun.
Building and flying a remote control plane, visiting the PDX control tower, and piloting a real aircraft over Vancouver are among the fun and educational opportunities for youth at the five week-long aviation summer camps offered at the Pearson Field Education Center.
We are having a ball this summer...1860's style! The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will present Vintage Base Ball - a baseball game played by the rules of the 1860s - on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 6 pm.
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that a free World War II living history encampment will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm, just west of Pearson Air Museum. This event is in partnership with the Living History Group Northwest, a local World War II living history organization.
The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will present the annual Summer's End Promenade on Saturday, September 24, 2016, between 1 pm and 3 pm, as part of the national park's celebration of National Public Lands Day. Volunteers of all ages will be attired in a range of period clothing illustrating 110 years of history represented at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. They will stroll down Officers' Row and along the national park's historic Parade Ground, stopping at the Grant House and its veranda.
Join our community in honoring Veterans of all service branches at the Annual Lough Legacy Veterans Parade. The Fort Vancouver National Trust will host the 30th Annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The parade begins at 11:00 am, rain or shine.
Experience the sights and sounds of the 1840s Victorian-era winter holiday season at the annual "Christmas at Fort Vancouver" special event on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
The public is invited to an open house from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the new Gifford Pinchot National Forest headquarters building on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site campus. After a welcome from the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service there will be guided tours showcasing the building's rehabilitation. The new office is located at 987 McClellan Rd. in Vancouver, Washington.
You are invited this summer to come and check out what is happening at the archaeological sites located at Fort Vancouver. Everyone is welcome (Tuesdays through Saturdays) between June 27th to July 28th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.