June 2021 – A Message from the CEO
With summer blossoms all around the Historic Reserve, we invite you to treat yourself to some fresh air and start with a walk through the heritage rose garden at the Howard House at Evergreen Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way. Next stop? Pick up a copy of the self-guided Botanical Map of the Reserve at the Howard House or download one at https://www.thehistorictrust.org/self-guided-tours/ and explore the grounds.
On your walk, you’ll likely see The Historic Trust’s Preservation Team hard at work making ongoing repairs, painting, and landscaping. You’ll also want to stop by the 1873 Providence Academy at 400 E. Evergreen Boulevard to see the completed rehabilitation of the northwest porches and the work starting on Aegis, a new downtown apartment set adjacent to the Academy property.
You might plan to bring your children and grandchildren to Pearson Field Education Center, uniquely located on an operating airport. There, you can check out the Open Saturday fun. Bring lunch and a blanket and watch the planes take off and land. Or, stop by the aviation camps, our Special Saturday family activities, and the Pearson Field Young Eagles Rally.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Fighting for the Right to Fight exhibit detailing African American experiences in World War II. Traveling from the National World War II Museum, this exhibit will be located at the Artillery Barracks at 600 Hatheway Road from October 1, 2021 through January 15, 2022. And, don’t forget to bring your family downtown to honor those who have served their country at the Lough Legacy Veterans Parade on November 6.
Whatever day of the week you visit, we are hard at work. And, it’s your generosity that provides the resources we need to deliver community engagement through educational programs, telling the stories of our shared history, and preservation of our remarkable community assets. Together, we are strengthening innovation and increasing economic vitality in our community.
The Historic Trust