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The McLoughlin House Site Will Close at 2:00 pm This Saturday, October 18, 2014.
The McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will close early this coming Saturday, October 18, to prepare for a community partnership event. The McLoughlin House will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm this Saturday.
Application Information and Program Calendar
Are You a Candidate?
In the Dame and Young Engagé School, we strive to be safe, encourage learning, have fun, and respect everything and everyone around us. To apply for one of the 16 available positions in the living history schools in the fall of 2014, applicants must:
Due to the hands-on nature of the coursework, only 16 students are accepted into the either program each year.
NOTE: Integral to the program is the requirement for students to participate in public programs at Fort Vancouver NHS. All participants are expected to serve as interpreters for the following year, practicing what they have learned under the watchful eye of the school instructors and Fort Vancouver staff. A minimum commitment of 50 hours of volunteer time over the following 12 months is required after the school year ends.
How to Apply
Application packets for the 2014-2015 Living History Schools will be accepted until 5:00 pm on October 1, 2014.
To apply, please submit an application packet that includes the following:
All items must be gathered into one packet and delivered to Fort Vancouver NHS by October 1, 2014. The packet may be hand delivered to the park. Fax or email submissions are not accepted. The packet may be mailed to:
Dame School (or) Young Engagé School
c/o Youth Volunteer Program at Fort Vancouver NHS
612 East Reserve St.
Vancouver, WA 98661
If accepted, please promptly return the follow-up package containing the signed acceptance, permission documents, and the $125 per student fee for the program.
Living History School Schedule: 2014-2015
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Pacific Northwest’s first hospital, school, orchard, library, grist mill, saw mill, shipyard, and dairy were all established at the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver? Learn more about this by visiting Fort Vancouver National Historic Site! More...