This new audio podcast will take you behind the scenes at Fort Vancouver. Conversations with staff members, visitors, park partners and many of the site’s 400 volunteers will take you on an intimate journey and help show why this urban national park – with its historic buildings, expansive recreational opportunities, reconstructed fort, dozens of interpretive programs and special events, and a collection of over 2 million artifacts – is relevant today.
What role do tangible items in historical archives, museum collections, and archaeology play in helping us understand our collective past? What was life like at the Army's Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks in the mid-to-late 1800s? What went on there, and how did it compare to other places? This eBook seeks to answer these questions and also illustrate the national significance of Vancouver Barracks as part of a unit of the national park system today. Several versions of the book--including one with video, external links, enhanced images, and interactive historic artwork--are available through this link.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Vancouver National Historic Site hosts a number of special events each year that feature costumed interpretation and living history, including the Brigade Encampment, Soldiers' Bivouac, and Candlelight Tour? More...