Meeting ID: 841 6589 5360
Meeting ID: 841 6589 5360
Clark County Historical Museum will launch its 2020 Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 6, with Frazier Raymond’s presentation of “Buffalo Soldiers in Clark County.” Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.
Raymond is president of the Buffalo Soldiers – Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter, 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry Association. Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry in 1968 and retired in 1990, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in many locations, including Vietnam, Fort Lewis, WA, Europe, and South America.
For the event, Raymond will discuss his own military service and involvement with the Buffalo Soldiers, and reflect on his personal connections to sites related to Buffalo Soldiers in the Pacific Northwest and how those experiences have shaped his perspectives on military service.
Click here to learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers – Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter, 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry Association.
Veterans, families, Veterans Service Organizations, and all are invited join
VA Portland Health Care System and Portland Regional Benefits Office
(VBA) Directors to discuss ideas, ask questions, or raise concerns regarding
All are welcome. Other VA staff members will be present
to provide information about resources and programs available for Veterans
• Veterans Benefits Administration
• National Cemetery Administration
• VA Health Care Enrollment
• My HealtheVet
• Women’s Health
• Transition and Care Management
• Office of Veteran Experience
In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, Clark County Historical Museum will conclude its 2019 First Thursday Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 7, with “What does Veterans Day mean to our veterans?” Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.
In addition to Patrick Locke and Richard McHugh, who each served tours in Vietnam, the panel will also include CMAC board member Sean Gibson.
Gibson, who grew up in Bethel, Alaska, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1988 as an infantryman, then earned his commission in 1990. He served for six years as an infantry officer with deployments to the Middle East, Okinawa, and the Western Pacific, and as a recruit training supervisor and operations officer. For the last 20 years of his career, Gibson served as a public affairs officer in a variety of assignments in the United States with deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. He retired in 2016 from Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., then immediately put the Pentagon in his rearview mirror to drive west and settle with his wife and son in Vancouver.
The CCHM First Thursday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free for veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families, and CCHM members. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as it is first-come, first-served seating.
For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lantern Tours: An Evening at the Fort take place inside the Fort Vancouver stockade. Participants are treated to historical vignettes in several buildings as a park ranger guide them through the reconstructed fort. These vignettes transport the visitor back in time to exhibit what life was like at Fort Vancouver in the 1840s. Lantern tours start at 7 pm, but visitors must arrive at 6:45 pm. Admission is $25 per adult, and $10 per youth.
Lantern Tours: An Evening at the Fort Dates:
All tours are by prepaid reservations only; reservations for lantern tours are open now. Tour dates can be reserved and must be pre-paid. All reservations are required to be booked at www.friendsfortvancouver.org. Reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date.
All Lantern Tours take place at least partially outdoors and will occur rain or shine. Tour attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for weather conditions. Due to program length, Lantern Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Additional information and the full Lantern Tour schedule for the 2019-2020 season is available at www.friendsfortvancouver.org and www.nps.gov/fova
What: Lantern Tours at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
When: The second Saturday of each month starting in November through March. Each tour starts at 7 pm, and attendees are asked to arrive by 6:45 pm.
Where: The reconstructed fort at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for youth (15 and under); reservations and payments can be booked at www.friendsfortvancouver.org. Reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date.