The Impact of the Spanish Flu on the Sisters of Providence

WWI Centennial Conference Registration Required In 1918, soldiers returning from WWI brought the Spanish Flu home with them. Among the first to render medical aid were the Sisters of Providence. Many of the nuns died as a result. Learn more at WWI Centennial Conference lecture "The Impact of the Spanish Flu on the Sisters of […]

Buffalo Soldier Dedication

Infantry Barracks 705 Barnes St, Vancouver, WA

Join us September 21st from 11am - 12pm for the ribbon cutting Buffalo Soldiers Dedication in front of the Infantry Barracks who served at Fort Vancouver National Site. Who were the Buffalo Soldiers? In 1866, Congress created six segregated US Army regiments, which were later consolidated into four. Though African Americans had participated in US […]

Halloween Hanger STEM Event

Pearson Field Education Center 201A East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA

Join us at Pearson Field Education Center for our scare-free Halloween Hanger STEM event! Our "Mad Scientist's Lab" features hands-on STEM activities that are fun for the whole family! The event is free, so come on down and join us for all the treats and no tricks! Candy will be handed out as well has […]

Special Saturday: Mother Joseph’s Birthday

Providence Academy 400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Join the Historic Trust this Special Saturday to celebrate Mother Joseph’s 198th birthday! When Mother Joseph arrived in Vancouver in 1856 she encountered a new world. There were no hospitals, few schools and few charitable services for those suffering the misfortunes of life on the frontier. Equipped with simple tools, a talent for creating and […]

Special Saturday: Historic Crafts at the Howard House

O.O. Howard House 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA

Bring the whole family down for Historic Crafts at the Howard House! Set aside your worries and enjoy a day of making toys and crafts from the 19th century. Set in the Howard, a beautiful Victorian home, families will gather around the table to make kites, thaumatropes, and paper theaters.  Recommend age for this program […]

Special Saturday: Hands on History

Artillery Barracks 600 E Hatheway, Vancouver, Washington

Special Saturday: Hands on History October 16 10:00 to 2:00 Location: Artillery Barracks This is the perfect day for families to explore the “Fighting for the Right to Fight” exhibit as they explore the stories and artifacts of African American Experiences in World War II. Kids of all ages can sit behind the wheel of […]

Veterans Day Ceremony

Artillery Barracks 600 E Hatheway, Vancouver, Washington

Join The Historic Trust and the Community Military Appreciation Committee in a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Artillery Barracks at 605 Hatheway Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661. The free public observance will include words of tribute by special guest speakers, musical performances by local schools, and military displays. This […]

The Triple Nickels-The 555th Parachute Infantry in WWII

Online

The Triple Nickels-The 555th Parachute Infantry in WWII Nov. 18 at 7:00 pm Location: Virtual Join retired Army Sergeant Major Chris Lewis, Director of Education and Volunteer Services at the National Infantry Museum, for a talk about the 555th Parachute Infantry. These pioneering soldiers formed the ranks of the first African American Parachute Infantry unit […]

Special Saturday: Rediscovering DB Cooper

Pearson Field Education Center 201A East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA

Special Saturday: Rediscovering DB Cooper November 20th- from 10am to 2pm It's the 50th year anniversary of the DB Cooper Skyjacking. Explore the forensics and engineering behind his mystery with fun, hands-on science activities at our Special Saturday at Pearson Field Education Center. All ages welcome! Thank you to Columbia Credit Union for sponsoring this […]