Friends of Fort Vancouver to Host 1950s Swing Dance at Pearson Air Museum on September 23

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News Release Date: September 14, 2017

Contact: Mary Rose, Friends of Fort Vancouver

Dust off your saddle shoes and join local nonprofit Friends of Fort Vancouver at their Swing Back to the 50's fundraiser on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Pearson Air Museum Historic Hangar. The mission of the Friends of Fort Vancouver is to inspire, inform and connect visitors, supporters, advocates and the community to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the only national park in the Portland/Vancouver metro area.
 
Music will be provided by the VanPort Jazz Band, which is widely acclaimed throughout the region for popular swing and jazz tunes. Attendees are invited to wear 1950s styles, either casual or “dressed to the nines.” A no-host bar will provide refreshments. This is an opportunity to join in the fun -- on the dance floor or just to listen to the wonderful old songs!
 
“This is a great chance to help support the terrific educational and volunteer programs at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum, which are visited by thousands of schoolchildren every year," said Executive Director Mary Rose for Friends of Fort Vancouver. “The Historic Hangar at Pearson Air Museum provides a great venue, where guests can experience history and have fun while helping to support our local community.”
 
 
What: Swing Back to the 1950s, a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Fort Vancouver
 
Where: The Historic Hangar at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
 
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7 pm to 10 pm
 
Tickets: Admission is $30 per ticket. Ticket sales are limited and must be purchased in advance through the Friends website here or in-person at the Friends Bookstore in the Visitor Center at 1501 East Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661. Tickets will not be available for sale at the event.
 
 



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