Military History Talk – Fun and Games at the Vancouver Barracks

Kick off your summer activities with an historic retrospective on recreation at Vancouver Barracks! Join speaker Jeff Dacus of the Vancouver Barracks Military Association to learn about the forms of recreation enjoyed by soldiers and their families between the founding of the garrison in 1849 and the final base closure in 2011. The fun included […]

Free

Summer Fest – Music with Fadin’ by 9

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

Enjoy the driving beats and bluegrass harmonies of Fadin' by 9 while relaxing on the beautiful O.O. Howard House patio. Angela Swanson with Sweet Papaya Arts will be here with an amazing collection of affordable gifts. PLUS she'll be demonstrating the making of a mosaic. Southwest Washington Watercolor Society will also be here demonstrating outdoor […]

Summer Fest – Music by Owen Kortz & More

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

Recently relocated from Denver, Owen Kortz has been performing and touring for over 20 years, featuring his unique blend of original and classic folk/rock songs. Owen has been compared to James Taylor and John Denver and has shared the stage with OneRepublic, Kina Grannis, and Javier Colon (winner of The Voice: Season 1), among many […]

Military History Talk – Waiting for the Cold War to Heat Up

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

Grant House in 1955 during the Cold War in use as a museum operated by the local chapter of the Soroptimists. Photo courtesy of Jeff Davis. We conclude our 2023 Vancouver Barracks Military Association's Military History Talk series with a unique and interesting look at the history of the Vancouver Barracks. After World War II, […]

Summer Fest – Open Mic Poetry Reading Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna

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

The Historic Trust is happy to partner with Printed Matter Vancouver co-founders Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna to present an afternoon of family-friendly open mic poetry. Join us on the beautiful patio at the O.O. Howard House in Vancouver, WA. Everyone in the community is invited to share a poem or just listen. We […]

Event Series Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra

Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra

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

**Please see important parking information below** Come to dance or just to listen at the historic Academy Ballroom! Since 2016, The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra has been delighting audiences with the music of the roaring 20s and Depression era 30s. Under the leadership of master showman Sammuel Murry-Hawkins, the ensemble transports audiences to the […]

$10

Summer Fest – Music with Introducing the Machine

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

Introducing the Machine is the efforts of two Vancouver based musicians, Sarah Arslanian and Eileen Cowen. The duo collaborated on many projects over the last decade, but officially launched as a band in 2023. Their music features country-folk harmonies combined with a rock-punk mentality. The art and music of Introducing the Machine highlights themes of […]

Summer Fest – Music with Takin’ the Fifth

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

Experience the blues and rock tunes of Takin' the Fifth. They even throw in a little country for good measure. With a lineup of three guitars, plus bass and drums, Takin' the Fifth creates a sound sure to please music lovers of all styles. Please make plans to join us on the beautiful O.O. Howard […]

Summer Fest – Play Music on the Porch Day!

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

"What if for one day everything stopped and we all just listened to the music?" That's the idea behind Play Music on the Porch Day.  It's a great idea and we're bringing Play Music on the Porch Day to the General O.O. Howard House! Please join us on the front porch for an amazing evening […]