Tin Lizzie

First Thursday at CCHM: Emergency!

Join other history buffs the Clark County Historical Museum on Thursday, July 6, for the next Museum After Hours event: a discussion of the Vancouver Barracks Military Association’s restoration of a M1917 Army Ambulance.

The Vancouver Barracks Military Association is planning to construct a replica of a U.S. Army M1917 Ambulance for use as a working interpretive display, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War I. This ambulance would be driven in parades, or set up in reenactment or museum-type displays, with Vancouver Barracks Military Association members acting as interpreters of the history of World War I, both in the United States and Europe.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children under 18, and museum members are free. Doors will open at 5 p.m. to allow guests time to peruse the CCHM’s many exhibits, and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at info@cchmuseum.org or by phone at 360-993-5679.

The Clark County Historical Society and Museum is committed to responsible collections stewardship, innovative collaboration and inspiring exhibitions and programs that engage the community in an exploration of Clark County’s past, present, and future. The museum is located at 1511 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.cchmuseum.org.

Military History Talk & Public Unveiling: The M1917 Military Ambulance

The Fort Vancouver National Trust invites history buffs to the next in an ongoing series of Military History Talks. This next free lecture is about a particular kind of military vehicle—“The M1917 Military Ambulance”—and will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. This month’s speaker is MSG Jack Giesen, USAR Retired.

Attendees will get to see the public unveiling of a replica Model 1917 US Army Ambulance, also affectionately known as a Tin Lizzie, assembled by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association as part of their commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I. This talk will take place outside the Marshall House, weather permitting.

There is no admission fee, but seating is somewhat limited, and attendees should RSVP to events@fortvan.org or president@vbma.us. The historic Marshall House is located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site at 1301 Officers Row. For more details on each History Talk, visit the Fort Vancouver National Trust event calendar at www.fortvan.org/calendar.

Military History Talk: The M1917 Ambulance

The Fort Vancouver National Trust invites history buffs to the next in an ongoing series of Military History Talks. This next free lecture is about a particular kind of military vehicle—“The M1917 Military Ambulance”—and will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. This month’s speaker is MSG Jack Giesen, USAR Retired.

Attendees will get to see the public unveiling of a replica Model 1917 US Army Ambulance, also affectionately known as a Tin Lizzie, assembled by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association as part of their commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I. This talk will take place outside the Marshall House, weather permitting.

There is no admission fee, but seating is somewhat limited, and attendees should RSVP to events@fortvan.org or president@vbma.us. The historic Marshall House is located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site at 1301 Officers Row. For more details on each History Talk, visit the Fort Vancouver National Trust event calendar at www.fortvan.org/calendar.