Upcoming Programs: NCRI

The following programs are announced in the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute Fort Vancouver National Historic Site July 2009 Newsletter.  I think the newsletter will ultimately be posted here; it looks like they’ve fallen behind uploading them.

Kids Digs
Children ages 8-12 are introduced to archaeology by participating in a “mock dig”, mapping their artifact finds, and recording data. As they excavate and screen with the help of park staff and volunteers, participants
will discuss how we learn from archaeology, and why we should preserve these pieces of our past.
Each two-hour session is limited to 20 children, on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible to sign up as soon as the venue is open. Entrance fees to visit the fort apply. Program is free.

Saturday, July 25 (11:00 a.m.):
Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver

Saturday, August 8 (11:00 a.m.):
Kids Dig at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City

Saturday, August 22 (11:00 a.m.):
Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver

Saturday, September 26 (11:00 a.m.):
Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver

Washington and Oregon Archaeology Month Events
Archaeological Walking Tour of the Fort & Village:
Saturday, September 19 (11:00 a.m.)

Museum Collections Open House:
Saturday, September 19 (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

The Fort Vancouver NHS website has some new features. Greg Shine is producing a monthly podcast on the behind-the-scenes workings of the fort:
You can also access historical and archaeological studies on our research pages, such as the recent Arsenal study.

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