Pearson Air Museum Tex Rankin Thearter

Tex Rankin Theater


Venue Information

The Tex Rankin Theater is located within the Main Hangar of the Pearson Air Museum.

  • Address: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA, 98661
  • Capacity: maximum of 80 people theater-style, or 30-35 people classroom
  • Adjoining Room: Increase capacity via an accordion partition wall for an additional 35 people theater-style, a larger classroom, or a break-out room.
  • Accessibility: wheelchair and stroller accessible. Accessible restrooms are available in the Main Hangar of the Pearson Air Museum.
  • Equipment: includes chairs, video screen, overhead projector, surround sound, widescreen HDTV, and 12 96"x18" are available for classroom/seminar style event.
  • Parking: 42 parking spaces available for use in the main parking area or on-street parking on 5th Street. The first bank of parking spaces are reserved for the public during Museum regular operational hours.

How to Reserve
If you are interested in reserving the Tex Rankin Theater for your event

  • E-mail us for date availability.
  • Complete a Permit Application
  • Submit your application with a $100 non-refundable application fee.

Application Fee

A $100 processing fee is due with the application and can be dropped off the Fort contact stations. This fee is non-refundable, and may be paid by cashiers check, cash, or Debit/Credit card. 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 processing fee. For more information E-mail or call 360-816-6241

Management Cost
Management cost may be incurred by the park through expanding park hours of operation, monitoring, support, clean up, or restoring a resource after use at the rate of:

  • $50 no including the application fee during regular operation hours.
  • Management cost for use of facilities and equipment may apply.

General Guidelines

  • The Permit does not grant access to Pearson Air Museum. T. For increased privacy, it is recommended that you schedule your event early or after hours.
  • A permit may not be issued if the event unreasonably interferes with interpretive services, visitor services, or other program activities or causes damage to the park resource.
  • Ground disturbance, including the use of stakes, is prohibited due to the archeological significance of the site
  • After event will incur additional costs associated with cost recovery for staff monitoring from setup to breakdown & cleanup of the activity.
  • Free-standing directional signs related to the event are permitted and must be removed immediately after the event. Affixing directional signage to government property is prohibited. Please coordinate with park staff on the placement of event signs.
  • The sale of all merchandise --including but not limited to T-shirts, clothing, and arts and crafts--and vending of food/beverages on park land is prohibited.
  • Alcohol may be consumed on-site, but may not be sold. Request must included in application.
  • Prior to and immediately following the event, National Park Service, and permittee representatives will complete a Facility and Equipment Checklist indicating the condition of the Tex Rankin Theater.
  • All decorations and trash must be removed from the park within the permitted time period. The permittee will billed for cleanup or damage repair.
  • Additional documents may be required including a Certificate of Insurance, a performance bond, and/or a permit from the City of Vancouver. The National Park Service staff member facilitating your request will discuss these with you as necessary, depending on the size, scope, and type of activity being proposed.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661


(360) 816-6230

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