Military History Talk

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

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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Military History Talk

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

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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Buffalo Soldiers at the Vancouver Barracks

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

In the late 1890s, and in World War II, African American soldiers, sometimes called Buffalo Soldiers served at the Vancouver Barracks. Mr. Wilson Keller, who is working on his Boy Scout Eagle project will talk about an interpretive sign about the Buffalo Soldiers, he is helping design and have installed at the Vancouver Barracks. Retired […]

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Vancouver Barracks District

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

When most people think about the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, they imagine thousands of young men carrying shovels, axes, and saws throughout the woodlands of the United States. While much of the CCC’s work was done in the woods, organizing, training, and supplying the woodland camps was done from locations with access to paved […]

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Predator: A Marine Corps Tank Company in Operation Desert Storm

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

B Company, 4th Tank Battalion, a Marine Corps Reserve Company was activated in December of 1990 to serve in Operation Desert Storm after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in August of 1990. The company led the Second Marine Division assault into Kuwait that liberated the country. They were awarded the Navy  Unit Citation for […]

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The Portland Metro Area Response Plan in World War II

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

When the United States entered World War II, it was the first time since the War of 1812 that the United States government and civilians feared a full-scale enemy invasion. Across the country, as military bases beefed up their security and war plans, so did civilian governments.  In Portland, Oregon, the city developed and implemented […]

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The Development of the Vancouver Barracks and City of Vancouver’s Water System

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

How does the City of Vancouver get its drinking water? It is more than the simple act of turning on a tap. The development of today’s water system is part of a long engineering tradition beginning with rain barrels and wooden pipes, to artesian wells; with private companies competing to provide water to both the […]

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Santa at Marshall House

The Marshall House 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

Santa at Marshall House Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Santa will be at our beautiful Marshall House to receive your wish list and letters.  Santa will arrive at 11:00 am to take photos.  Sip on hot cocoa or cider while making a holiday crafts.

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