Vancouver Barracks

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Romance by Lantern Light

"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."

Remembering the Buffalo Soldiers

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

Celebrating 100 Years of our National Park Service

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.

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