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

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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 […]

Holiday Tea for Two — To Go

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA

The holiday tradition of high tea at the Marshall House is offered as an at-home experience this year. We’ve partnered with Simple Elegance Catering of Vancouver to present a beautifully prepared gift box filled with traditional high tea favorites for you to bring home and enjoy. No mess to clean up means more time for […]

Special Saturday: Santa at the Marshall House

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA

Special Saturday: Santa at the Marshall HouseSanta is here at our beautiful Marshall House, traditionally decorated for the holidays to take photos and receive hand delivered letters and wish lists. Guests can make holiday crafts, listen to a holiday story and simply enjoy some quality family time. All children will receive goodie bags with hot […]

Vancouver’s First Black Families with Melissa Williams

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Melissa Williams (she/her) is a U.S. historian who concentrates on African American history. Over the past 20 years, she has contributed to numerous projects for organizations and educational institutions including the Center for Columbia River History, Vancouver NAACP #1139, the Clark County Historical Museum, and Portland State University. Williams earned a B.A. in History from […]