Museum Collection Open House
Curious about what can be discovered in Fort Vancouver's collection of two million archaeological and historic objects? Find out at our Museum Collection Open House tours! In this popular program, visitors go behind the scenes inside our curation facility to get up close to actual artifacts that come to us through archaeological excavations or are donated by members of the community. Each month's open house focuses on a different topic - ranging from military history, to hygiene and health, to our present day archaeological excavations.
Museum Collection Open Houses take place from March through October on the second Saturday of the month. Two tours occur during the day: one at 12:00 PM and one at 2:00 PM. Tours are limited to 15 people. Children over 10 years old are welcome.
Register in advance for a Museum Collection Open House tour by contacting Museum Technician Meagan Huff at (360) 816-6255, or by email. Registration for remaining spots on each tour can be reserved at the Ranger Station inside the fort on the day of the event.
March 9, 2013: The McLoughlin Family in the Northwest
April 13, 2013: The Women of Vancouver Barracks
May 11, 2013: Fur Trade Families at Fort Vancouver
June 8, 2013: Health and Hygiene in 19th Century Vancouver
July 13, 2013: Fort Vancouver's Public Archaeology Field School
August 10, 2013: Faith at Fort Vancouver
September 14, 2013: 1845
October 12, 2013: Spruce Mill Soldiers
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...