• 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

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  • Vistor Center Temporarily Relocates to Pearson Air Museum on Sep 15, 2014

    The Visitor Center operation will temporarily relocate to Pearson Air Museum, beginning on Monday, September 15, 2014, while the visitor center is rehabilitated. More »

  • 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.

Second Year School Curriculum

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Photo courtesy of Sarah Silliman

Second Year School is available by invitation to students who have successfully completed Dame School or Young Engagé School. The Second Year combines Dame and Young Engagé School graduates into one day of continued training on the second Saturday of the month in winter and spring, from January through May.

While both first year programs ensure that students grasp a solid understanding of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) era at Fort Vancouver, the second year program exposes students to what came after the HBC. Subjects explored include the Oregon Trail, American military arrivals, the Gold Rush years, and the Civil War era. Educational tracks may include blacksmithing, continued sewing skills, beadwork, nineteenth century medicine, storytelling, watercolor painting, diversity awareness and other topics. Skills in first person interpretation are emphasized. The second year program also expands on how research and archaeology are integral to the story of the park.

 

Did You Know?

Black and white image of Dr. John McLoughlin

Did you know that John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver, is known as the “Father of Oregon” for his aid to American immigrants arriving over the Oregon Trail? His home in Oregon City, Oregon is a unit of the national park system administered by Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...