Closure Update: Monday, February 10, 2014
After our onsite crew assessed the safety of the site and access via Fifth St, we're going to keep the reconstructed fort site (1001 E. Fifth St.) closed to the public today. The Visitor Center will still open at Noon.
Document Available for Public Review
The East and South Vancouver Barracks Investigation Summary and Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis document is now available for public review. Click here for more info. More »
The Tex Rankin Theater
Venue Specific Information
Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA, 98661, inside the Main Hangar
The theater holds a maximum of 80 people theater-style, or 30 people classroom-style with tables.
The venue is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Accessible restrooms are available in the Main Hangar of the Pearson Air Museum.
The room includes chairs, 5ft tables, video screen, and widescreen HDTV. The theater is available on an as-is basis; no additional equipment is provided.
Pearson Air Museum has 42 parking spaces available for use in the main parking area. Parking on designated public parking areas of Fifth Street is available as well; however street parking may also be used by the public and cannot be guaranteed. No parking is permitted on any grassy area adjacent to the Pearson Air Museum.
To apply for a permit to reserve the Tex Rankin Theater for your activity, please complete an application form and return it to the park, along with a $100 application fee (see below). This form can be picked up in person at the visitor information desk at Pearson Air Museum, the Visitor Center, or the reconstructed stockade, or you can download it here. It can be submitted to the park at these places, mailed to the park at the address listed on the form, or emailed us.
Reservations for the exclusive use of the Tex Rankin Theater can be made up to six months in advance.
A $100 application processing fee is due with the application. This fee is non-refundable, and may be paid by check (made payable to National Park Service) or cashiers check only. Payment of the Application Fee does not guarantee that the National Park Service will issue a permit. Complex applications and proposed activities may require more extensive review; in these cases, a permittee may be charged an additional application fee.
Management costs are costs that may be incurred by the park through expanding park hours of operation, monitoring, supporting, cleaning up, or restoring a resource after event use. They are recovered at a rate of $50/hour per employee.
Your Special Use Permit does not grant access to Pearson Air Museum. The Tex Rankin Theater is located inside Pearson Air Museum with permitted use limited to the Tex Rankin Theater. For increased privacy, it is recommended that you schedule your event early or after hours.
Free standing directional signs related to the event are permitted and are to be removed immediately after the event. Affixing directional signage to government property is prohibited. Any posted signs will be immediately removed. Please coordinate with park staff on the placement of event signs.
Did You Know?
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