Beyond the Columbia Department: The Global Reach of Fort Vancouver
This program runs at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 15th through June 7th. It last 1 hour and 15 minutes and is open to 3 classes (105 students, chaperones included). Please note, due to increasing class sizes, the Indian Trade Shop is not included in this program. Program begins at the fort Parking lot.
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Students explore the Counting House, Fur Store, and kitchen of the Chief Factor's House to learn that Fort Vancouver was global - in its work force, its diet and ultimately, its effect on humans and the environment.
First, students discover the far-flung origins of Hudson's Bay Company employees and the jobs they did at Fort Vancouver in the Counting House, a building that is entirely hands-on. Next, they feel the furs in the Fur Store and learn how local animals impacted global trade. Finally, students imagine they're stewards in the Chief Factor's House kitchen while trying their hand at washing dishes and other tasks to learn about where Fort Vancouver's food came from and how it was prepared.
The three Classes rotate between the three buildings, 20 minutes per building.
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...