Thursday, June 4, 2009

Annual Brigade Encampment June 20 & 21

Annual Brigade Encampment-Celebrating the End of the Trapping Season

WHO: National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

WHAT: The Annual Brigade Encampment brings back to life a celebration of
the end of the fur trapping season. Again the brigades of fur trappers
return to Fort Vancouver. They will share their stories of adventure and
life in the wilds with those they have not seen in close to a year and this
time you are invited.

A family affair both for the trapper families of the Hudson’s Bay Company
and for the visitors; families of today will be able try their hand at
making a fire, play children’s games, and more.

Fort Vancouver will also be having a free fee weekend in conjunction with
the National Park Service offering three free fee weekends in the national
parks for this summer. Visitors will be able to enter the fort for free
during the weekend of the Brigade Encampment. Other weekends this summer
will be July 18 & 19 and August 15 & 16.

WHERE: Encampment takes place outside the fort. Fort Vancouver National
Historic Site on the green space across the street from the reconstructed
fort on 5th street, 1001 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2009 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

COST: Event is free of charge and to enter the fort.

For additional information about this and other special events offered by
the National Park Service at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site,
please visit our website or call the Visitor Center at
360. 816.6230.

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