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Contact: Bob Cromwell, Chief of Interpretation, 360-816-6253On Saturday, April 29, at 1 pm, local historian Kristine Deacon will present Sentimental Journey: Ulysses S. Grant’s Return to Fort Vancouver. This free presentation will occur in the theater space of the national park’s Visitor Center, located at 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard.
Kristine Deacon is a graduate of the University of Oregon, a former journalist, and now a historian of the Pacific Northwest, based out of Salem, Oregon. She has published articles on Ulysses S. Grant’s world tours in the late 1870s, after his term as President of the United States. Her work focuses specifically on his visits to the Pacific Northwest and his return to the Vancouver Barracks.
“Ulysses S. Grant is a pivotal figure of the Civil War, and many historians acknowledge his time spent at the Vancouver Barracks in 1852-1853 while he was in the Quartermaster’s Corps,” said National Park Service Chief of Interpretation Bob Cromwell. “But fewer historians have looked at his triumphant return to the Pacific Northwest after his two terms as U.S. President. We look forward to this interesting presentation that will provide some insight into post-Civil War history of the namesake of the Vancouver Barrack’s Commanding Officers’ house on Officers’ Row: the Grant House."
What: Historic Presentation, “Sentimental Journey: Ulysses S. Grant’s Return to Fort Vancouver,” by Historian, Kristine Deacon
Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661
When: 1 pm - 2 pm