On Saturday, April 29, local historian Kristine Deacon will present “Sentimental Journey: Ulysses S. Grant’s Return to Fort Vancouver.” This free presentation will be held in the theater space at Fort Vancouver’s Visitor Center, located at 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Salem-based Deacon is a graduate of the University of Oregon, a former journalist, and now a historian of the Pacific Northwest. She has published articles on Grant’s world tours in the late 1870s, after his term as President of the United States. Her work focuses specifically on his visits to the Pacific Northwest and his return to the Vancouver Barracks. (…but did he eat at The Grant House restaurant while he was here? No, ha ha, that’s a trick question! But Grant’s presence at Fort Vancouver is why that historic former commanding officer’s house on Officers’ Row is named after him.)
The presentation will start at 1 p.m. and last approximately an hour. There is no cost to attend, and the public is welcome. For more information, click here.