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“Founding Mothers” Public Art Honors Women

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On November 6, Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA) dedicated Vancouver’s newest public art piece, honoring women who have shaped Vancouver’s community throughout its history and continuing into a bright future. “Founding Mothers” is located at the corner of 6th and Columbia Streets and is visible¬†from the southeast corner of Esther Short Park. See how the 12-foot… Read More

Think Happy Rally Will Bring 4 Million Smiles and More

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October 2 is World Smile Day, the perfect day to begin a 4-week campaign for happiness that will bring 4 million smiles to Portland and Vancouver by the time it’s done, and leave someone $1,000 richer. Like vitamin-infused gummy bears, the 19 big yellow messages in the Think Happy Rally will boost your mood and… Read More

Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Vancouver

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The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will present Vancouver’s Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 25, 2015, at 11 a.m., taking place at the Bandstand on the Fort Vancouver Historic Site Parade Grounds. CMAC has organized this event with help from its partners, the City of Vancouver, National Park Service (NPS), Fort Vancouver National Trust, Armed… Read More

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver Promises Biggest Fireworks Show Ever Launched from Pearson Field

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Tickets are now available for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America, on Saturday, July 4 at the Fort Vancouver National Site. It is a full day of family fun with live music, games and entertainment, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show. The event is produced by the nonprofit, Fort Vancouver National… Read More

Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will join other units of the National Park Service, partners, and community organizations in a commemorative bell ringing in conjunction with the national “Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox” event at 12:15 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 9, 2015. For the past four years, the National Park Service… Read More