Military History Talk

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA

The Medal of Honor & the Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery Speaker: Major (retired) Jefferson Davis Presented by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association Since it was created in 1861, fewer than 3,500 people have received the Medal of Honor. Four recipients are buried in the Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery. Like most recipients, these four, Moses Williams, […]

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Recurring

WWI Centennial Conference hosted by VBMA

World War I raged through Europe from 1914 to 1918.  The United States was carefully neutral, until April 6, 1917, when it joined Great Britain and the Allied Powers, declaring war against Germany and later its allies, the Central Powers. United States troops arrived in Europe on June 26, 1917, and entered combat in October.  The first […]

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 […]

Military History Talk

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA

African American Contributions to the Civilian Conservation Corps Speaker: Dr. Donna Sinclair Presented by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association From 1932 until 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC was one of the largest public works programs of the New Deal.  The program employed single young men to perform unskilled manual labor in jobs related to the […]

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Beaverton Outlaws Presentation

Artillery Barracks 600 E Hatheway, Vancouver, Washington

Did you know that it was illegal to build and fly your own airplane in the US until 1952? Did you know that Oregon had regulations allowing homebuilt aircraft as early as 1921? Join the Oregon Aviation Historical Society as they bring you the stories of how early Oregon Aviators flew in the face of […]

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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 […]