Military History Talk – George Washington and His Legacy

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

The Historic Trust is excited to host the Vancouver Barracks Military Association’s 2024 Military History Talk series. Join us for this fascinating discussion with speaker Jeff Dacus and learn more about Washington state's connection to our nation's first president. Why is Washington state called Washington? Learn more on the 292nd birthday of our nation’s first […]

We Are Also in Bondage Here: Black Women in the Washington Civil Rights Movement

Red Cross Building 605 Barnes Street, Vancouver, United States

The Historic Trust and Humanities Washington partner to present a discussion with Quin'Nita Cobbins-Modica . The dominant narrative about Washington State is that it’s an “exceptional” place rather than a microcosm of the larger U.S. society. How do Black women’s stories challenge this understanding? What are the long-standing systemic inequalities in the state?  Please join […]


Historic Photographers of Vancouver Barracks

Thursday, March 28 / 6:30 pm / Free General Oliver Otis Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA 98661 From the earliest days of the Vancouver Barracks, government-sponsored pictures and engravings were created, documenting the history of the installation. In addition to official images, private individuals took pictures of the daily life of soldiers and […]

Marshall House Saturday Tours

Do you know why the Marshall House is called the Marshall House? Join us on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn more about this historic house and its occupants. Reserve your spot here:

Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra

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

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 golden age of Hot Jazz and […]

Hey Neighbor – Conversations to Connect Our Community

Artillery Barracks 600 E Hatheway, Vancouver, Washington

Join us at the Artillery Barracks, 600 E Hatheway Rd. on April 18, 6-8 p.m.  As part of the National Week of Conversation (April 15-21), The Historic Trust and partners invite you to participate in a community conversation event based around “36 Questions for Civic Love.” What is civic love? It’s love for this place […]

Military History Talk – The U.S. Army’s Love Affair with Coffee

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

Join us for this interesting and eye-opening presentation by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association! A now-forgotten staff officer once said, “The U.S. Army can fight any battle without a morning cup of coffee…We just prefer not to!” A stereotypical picture of the average U.S. soldier includes a cup of steaming coffee (joe, java, mocha, or jitter-juice) […]

Providence Academy Evening Tours

Have you ever seen the inside of the iconic Providence Academy? Add a historic tour to your Friday night plans! Reserve a spot here:

SOLD OUT! Spring Tea at the Marshall House

Celebrate Mother's Day weekend by joining us at the beautiful Marshall House for our Spring Tea, Saturday, May 11th! It's the perfect opportunity to share special time with the important family and friends in your life. You and your guests will enjoy a variety of delicious food bites and a delectable selection of teas, all […]

Military History Talk – Ulysses S. Grant Slept Here?

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

Join the Vancouver Barracks Military Association for “Ulysses S. Grant Slept Here?” on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm at the Howard House. As a young Brevet Captain, Grant served as quartermaster at Vancouver Barracks from 1852-53.  Historian and archaeologist Jeff Davis (U.S. Army, Retired) will discuss his new research on the history of 1849 […]