Vancouver Barracks Military Association

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.

First Thursday at the Museum: 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.

Military History Talk: The 14th Infantry Regiment at the Barracks

Beginning in spring 2012, the Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA) began hosting military history talks on a variety of subjects, mostly revolving around the Vancouver Barracks and military life in the Pacific Northwest. The talks used to be on Thursday evenings, but attendees requested a change—so this year, the presentations will be from 6 to 7 p.m. one Friday per month, April through November, usually at the 40 et 8 Chateau & Bingo Parlor in Hazel Dell at 7607 N.E. 26th Ave.

This month, the featured speaker is Major Jefferson Davis (retired), who will be speaking on "The 14th Infantry Regiment at the Vancouver Barracks." The 14th Infantry Regiment was formed in the early days of the Civil War and fought at Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg. Following the Civil War, the regiment served in the Pacific Northwest and later led the assault on Manilla in the Spanish American War. Many people called the 14th Infantry Regiment "Vancouver's Own."

For more information, contact VBMA at president@vbma.us or call 360-574-3872.

Military History at the Barracks

Beginning in spring 2012, the Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA) began hosting military history talks on a variety of subjects, mostly revolving around the Vancouver Barracks and military life in the Pacific Northwest. The talks used to be on Thursday evenings, but attendees requested a change—so this year, the presentations will be from 6 to 7 p.m. one Friday per month, April through November, usually at the 40 et 8 Chateau & Bingo Parlor in Hazel Dell at 7607 N.E. 26th Ave.

This month, the featured speaker is Major Jefferson Davis (retired), who will be speaking on "The 14th Infantry Regiment at the Vancouver Barracks" on Friday, May 9. The 14th Infantry Regiment was formed in the early days of the Civil War and fought at Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg. Following the Civil War, the regiment served in the Pacific Northwest and later led the assault on Manilla in the Spanish American War. Many people called the 14th Infantry Regiment "Vancouver's Own."

For more information, contact VBMA at president@vbma.us or call 360-574-3872.