And Vancouver Barracks Post to Park Decommissioning. Memorial Day is much more [...]
Memorial Day to some signifies the beginning of summer. It is a day [...]
18th Annual Nez Perce Chief Redheart Ceremony including singing in honor of the ancestors, the Riderless Horse (Empty Saddle) Ceremony, Sacred Pipe Ceremony, and recognition of Veterans.
"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."
In honor of Black History Month, "Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks" will be presented by Staff Sergeant (Retired) Frazier Raymond, United States Army. After the Civil War, during Reconstruction, the United States Army created several regiments of infantry and cavalry composed almost entirely of African American soldiers. These units, known historically as Buffalo Soldiers, served with distinction and honor on the American frontier.Raymond is a member of the Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers. This group is named
The 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service will be celebrated at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Activities will take place at each of the four sites that make up this national park: the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, Pearson Air Museum, and the McLoughlin House in Oregon City, Oregon. Additionally, in honor of the centennial, all national parks nationwide, including Fort Vancouver NHS, will waive their entrance fees from August 25-27, 2016.
Who says you have to wait until October for spoy tales and ghost stories. From July 7th through Labor Day, local veteran and author, Jeff Davis, will be your guide for the Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks.
The Annual Fort Vancouver Lantern Tours are back!!! This exciting evening at the fort offers a unique opportunity to view this historic site in a different light...at night, on foot, and by candle lantern.