2017-2018 Winter Education Programs: Talk of the Trade

Accepting reservations now!

Dates: October 3, 2017 - February 9, 2018, Tuesday - Friday (Holidays are excluded)

Hours: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 11:30 am.

Buildings Toured: Bake House, Fur Store, Indian Trade Shop

Size of group: The tour is designed to accommodate one class of no more than 35 students, not including chaperones and teachers.

Tour length: Tours are 1 hour long, with an additional 20 minutes needed if you intend to visit the Blacksmith Shop.

This program focuses on multiple ways we learn and experience history, while highlighting the many dynamic cultures of Fort Vancouver. Students will learn about the trade process and experience the Fur Store and Indian Trade Shop. They will also learn words in Chinook Jargon, a creole language spoken in the Fort Vancouver village. Chinook Jargon developed from indigenous and global languages to enable trade in the Pacific Northwest. At the end of the program, a national park ranger will gather the students for a concluding talk on the words they have learned.

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Last updated: January 12, 2018

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Vancouver , WA 98661


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