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Open Saturday

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Open every Saturday from 10am-5pm, the Pearson Field Education Center is the ideal location for youth of all ages to experience STEM education through aviation. We feature a flight simulator lab, vertical wind table, glider building, historic airplanes and collections on display, and various educational programs. Second Saturdays feature an aviation-themed presentation and a new STEM activity for kids to explore. Open Saturday is free to the public. Experience aviation at the first airport in the Pacific Northwest, and the…


December 3

A Global Day of Giving   THANK YOU!   GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Join the movement and give - whether it’s some of your time or a donation. The Historic Trust is committed to making positive impacts in the Vancouver community through historic preservation, STEM education, and educational events designed to inspire all generations and strengthen our community's values: leadership, public service, patriotism, life-long learning.  You can be…

1st Saturdays Providence Academy Public Tour

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

1st Saturdays Providence Academy Public Tour Free, Reservations Required Providence Academy was built by Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart in 1873 and served as a school, orphanage, and governance offices for the Sisters of Providence. Mother Joseph, along with four other Montreal nuns, traveled to Vancouver to serve the social and religious needs of locals. She raised money for the construction of the House of Providence and 32 other charitable institutions by leading begging tours of local mining camps. Providence…

Holiday Tea at the Marshall House

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Holiday Tea - Marshall House December 8, 2019 - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm services   BOTH SERVICES SOLD OUT If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please e-mail Tim Meagher at tim.meagher@thehistorictrust.org. Enjoy the festivities of the season at the Marshall House with our annual Holiday Tea. Choose from one of our two services and savor Harney & Sons teas and scrumptious treats by Simple Elegance Catering. Live entertainment from local award-winning harpist, Raelyn Olson.…

Sisters of Providence: A Pilgrimage of Service & Dedication

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Historic Trust is hosting a pilgrimage over time and place recreating the arrival of the Sisters of Providence in Vancouver.  A two mile walk “in their footsteps” marks the historical moments in their journey that changed the face of the Pacific Northwest.  Participants will travel on foot from the wharf area at Fort Vancouver Waterfront Park to Fort Vancouver to the site of the St. James Mission and the Sisters’ first building through the U.S. Army barracks to the site of…

Acoustic Guitar Summit Holiday Concert

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Chapel at Providence Academy Doug Smith, Mark Hanson and Terry Robb present their annual finger-style guitar holiday show at the beautifully renovated Chapel at Providence Academy in Vancouver, WA.  Portland, Oregon’s virtuoso acoustic guitar trio - Acoustic Guitar Summit - is made up of three of the country’s best guitarists, creating a holiday soundscape in a beautiful setting.  AGS will provide a night to remember. BUY TICKETS

Santa at Marshall House

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa at Marshall House Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Santa will be at our beautiful Marshall House to receive your wish list and letters.  Santa will arrive at 11:00 am to take photos.  Sip on hot cocoa or cider while making a holiday crafts.

Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 2020 @ 10:05 pm - 10:25 pm

Vancouver's Fireworks Spectacular 2020 https://youtu.be/qnH5yJFE10c Interested in sponsorship? Please contact Judy Starr at 360-992-1800 or click on the link below. E-MAIL JUDY Interested in being a food vendor? Please contact Sarah Hannon at 360-992-1804 or click on the link below. E-MAIL SARAH Click map for larger view. FAQS Note that there are some changes this year, most notably the show will be the biggest and brightest fireworks display in years!The fireworks show is on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Fort…

The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade

November 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

34th Annual Lough Legacy Veterans Parade The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade celebrates the service and sacrifice area veterans have made for our freedom in partnership with the City of Vancouver.   These events are made possible through a generous donation from Frank and JoAnne Lough who dedicated resources in support of Veterans Day Services. Year after year, dedicated volunteers and local organizations and businesses have helped to ensure that our community can continue to recognize and honor our veterans at the…

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