Dawn to Dusk; The Work Day at Fort Vancouver
This program runs a 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, March 6th through April 19th. It last 1 hour and 15 minutes and is open to 2 classes (70 students, including chaperones). Program begins at the Front Gates of the Fort.
ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN FILLED
Dawn to Dusk focuses predominately on the work experiences of employees inside of Fort Vancouver. Without the strenuous labor performed by the company servants at Fort Vancouver, the Hudson Bay Company would have failed in the attempt to settle and develop the Northwest. Bring your students to participate in this hands-on program in which students will get a chance to experience a day in the life of a Laborer at Fort Vancouver in the 1840s. Students will be given the opportunity to:
Did You Know?
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...