When was the last time you watched a blackmith laboring at a forge, or smelled fresh sea biscuits as they are baked in a large oven? At Fort Vancouver, cultural demonstrations provide visitors with a unique look at skills and activities from the past.
Cultural demonstrations are pre-planned presentations designed to showcase a skilled process. In the park, these demonstrations frequently take place in areas such as the Blacksmith Shop, Carpenter Shop, Bake House, and Kitchen. They use period reproduction clothing and objects to present impressions of the people, events, and practices of the past.
While these demonstrations do not attempt literally to recreate the past, they will provide interpretive and educational impressions in as authentic a manner as possible. Plus, they are fun to watch!
For more information on one of the regularly occurring cultural demonstrations, click on one of these links to the Blacksmith Shop, Carpenter Shop, Bake House, Garden or Kitchen here or in the title bar above.
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...