I went to a meeting this morning where I learned of lots of great upcoming programming related to Fort Vancouver. Rather than tease them apart into a bunch of tweets, I’ll give it an entry:
May 15 is Northwest National Parks Family Day with free admission and family focused activities, 10:00-3:00.
May 20, John Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, will deliver the 2010 Marshall Lecture at Hudson’s Bay High School at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are free but need to be obtained in advance. Students are welcome and there will be student focused programs following the lecture. More info (and tix) here.
The following evening, May 21, David Nicandri – Executive Director of the Washington State Historical Society – will present “Deconstructing the Lore of Lewis and Clark” in the Fort Vancouver Red Cross Building at 7:00. His new book, River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia” will be available for purchase.
The Grand Opening of Fort Vancouver’s Village will be held June 19 at 10:00 a.m. That same weekend offers a Brigade Encampment – living history developing understanding of the fur trapper experience.
I think that it’s definitely worth taking a look at the Fort’s efforts to incorporate mobile technologies. Their blog makes this project transparent in real time and solicits user input. They’re looking for beta testers who are technologically savvy and interested in 19th Century history: If you’re reading this, you probably fit the bill. Email them here.