• 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

Young Engage School Curriculum

Emblem of the Young Engagé School

Taught by instructors and assisted by Adult Aides, the curriculum of the Young Engagé School includes many skills practiced historically, as well as what it means to be a volunteer who interprets and shares knowledge with the public.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the National Park Service
  • History of Fort Vancouver, Kanaka Village, and the families who lived there
  • Public speaking and interpretation
  • Life of a voyageur and trapper
  • Hudson's Bay Company clerks and their duties
  • Navigation and surveying
  • The furs and the Fur Store
  • Carpentry
  • Hearth cooking and the Fort Vancouver Kitchen
  • Fur brigade camp
  • Safety at a public site
 
Engage School
Dame and Engage School students walk through the park
NPS PHOTO

Did You Know?

Image of O.O. Howard from the New York Historical Society's Civil War Treasures Collection

Did you know that a number of U.S. Army generals served at Fort Vancouver NHS’s Vancouver Barracks early in their careers? The list includes Generals Oliver O. Howard, George C. Marshall, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Omar Bradley and George Pickett. More...