• 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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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
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Did You Know?

Image of the McLoughlin House

Did you know that the McLoughlin House, a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site located in Oregon City, Oregon, in 1941 became one of the first national historic sites designated in the western United States? More...