Revealing Our Past
What does the park's historic image of the army's Guard House have to do with the annual Nez Perce / Chief Red Heart Reconciliation Ceremony? Click here to read a chapter from the book and find out!
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?
What role do tangible items in historical archives, museum collections, and archaeology play in helping us understand our collective past?
In Revealing Our Past: A History of Nineteenth Century Vancouver Barracks through 25 Objects, our 2013 Public History Field School seeks to answer these questions and also illustrate the national significance of Vancouver Barracks as a unit of the national park system today.
This book is available in several formats.
A standard version of the book is available as a downloadable .PDF file. Click here to access a 15 MB .pdf file of the book.
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...