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 4th through June 6th. It last 1 hour and 15 minutes and is open to 2 classes, 35 students each class. Program begins at the Front Gates of the Fort.
RESERVATIONS OPEN JANUARY 6, 2014
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?
As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...