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


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 […]

Vancouver’s First Black Families with Melissa Williams


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 […]

Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII with filmmaker Gregory Cooke


Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII with filmmaker Gregory Cooke February 17th at 7pm Location: Virtual Invisible Warriors features real pioneers – the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service. The film is an unforgettable conversation among a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was […]

Military History Talks – General Oliver Otis Howard Soldier and Educator

Red Cross Building 605 Barnes Street, Vancouver

To commemorate the return of our military history talks, our special guest will be Dr. Scott L. Stabler.  He will speak about General Oliver Otis Howard, his service in the Civil War and contribution to African American empowerment as head of the Freedmen’s Bureau, during Reconstruction.  Prior to his assignment as the Commander of the […]

National Engineers Week

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

Join PFEC’s annual engineer week festivities as we celebrate aerospace engineering! Guests can engineer and launch a paper rocket, investigate a REAL cube satellite, build a rocket recovery system and learn to track a rocket launch in bad weather conditions. This program is supported, in part, by iQ for Kids.


Special Saturday: Gardening Party

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

Spend a Saturday learning how to get your garden ready for spring. Bring tools for a sharpening and care workshop from Repair Clark County. Talk with master gardeners for beginner gardening tips and what plants grow the best in our climate. Help your kids or grandkids start a seed, paint garden rocks, and identify safe […]

The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade

Officers Row Evergreen Blvd and Reserve, Vancouver, WA

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 […]