Learning & Engagement

The Historic Trust organizes and hosts a variety of educational programs throughout the year, including tours of the Marshall House and Providence Academy, enrichment programs in partnership with Humanities Washington, history lectures in partnership with the Vancouver Barracks Military Association, civic engagement programming, and other experiences with community partners all year long. Visit our event calendar or sign up for our e-newsletter to find out what’s next!

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust


The Historic Trust inspires civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history.


The Historic Trust envisions a vibrant community that preserves and celebrates its rich history while shaping its legacy for the future.

The Historic Trust strives to provide value through:

  • Expertise in experiential education relevant to all ages
  • Expertise in management and renovation of historically significant buildings and grounds
  • Leadership in and execution of community programs
  • Being agile and entrepreneurial
  • Leveraging opportunities and the community’s philanthropic capacity