• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Are You A Candidate?

Take two

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 next 12 months is required after the school year ends.

Due to limited space, only 16 students are accepted into the either program each year.

Youth Interpreters at Fort Vancouver:

  • Must be 10 (Dame School) / 12 (Engagé School) to 18 years of age.
  • Have an interest in history.
  • Will share what they learn in school with the visiting public.
  • Will practice to improve their skills.
  • Commit to time for the entire class series. This includes one Saturday a month for five months and at least fifty hours of volunteer time in the next year.
  • Must be able to be on site, dressed in period attire, and prepared to begin lessons promptly at 9:30 A.M.
  • Come to the school with a positive attitude and outlook, open to instruction and friendly companionship with other participants.
  • Demonstrate a caring and respectful attitude toward other participants and the public, including aiding in sharing acquired skills with others when requested.

In Dame and Young Engagé School, we strive to be safe, learn, have fun, and respect everything and everyone around us!

Did You Know?

Image of a student presenting a public program with the Public History Field School

Did you know that Fort Vancouver National Historic Site hosts an annual Public History Field School, where graduate-level history students can gain practical field experience in historical interpretation? More...