Fort Vancouver Podcast
By Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
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This new audio podcast will take you behind the scenes at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Conversations with staff members, visitors, park partners and many of the site's 400 volunteers will take you on an intimate journey and help show why this urban national park - with its historic buildings, expansive recreational opportunities, reconstructed fort, dozens of interpretive programs and special events, and a collection of over 2 million artifacts - is relevant today.
||CleanArchaeology at Fort Vancouver, Part 2||Archaeologists Dr. Doug Wilson and Dr. Robert Cromwell continue their discussion of the park's archaeology program. They recap fifty years of archaeology at the site and also share their "dream digs" in the park. Part 2 of 2.||12/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchaeology at Fort Vancouver, Part 1||Ever wonder about the role of archaeology at Fort Vancouver? Join park employees Dr. Doug Wilson and Dr. Bob Cromwell behind the scenes as they describe the park's acclaimed archaeology program. Part 1 of 2.||10/8/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Museum Collection||Curious about the two million artifacts that have been recovered at the site during archaeological digs? How about old images, textiles, and other objects? Join park employees Tessa Langford and Heidi Pierson behind the scenes with the park's extensive museum collection.||7/27/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMcLoughlin House Celebration||In May 2009, a special celebration commemorated the 100th anniversary of the preservation and relocation of the McLoughlin House. Join the park's volunteers, partners, staff, and public officials as they share their reflections on the day and its significance.||5/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHistoric Weapons Programs||Ever wonder what's behind the big "boom" of the cannon or the "crack" of the musket at one of the park's black powder programs? Join park rangers Bill DeBerry and Doug Halsey as they take you behind the scenes and demystify the park's historic weapons program.||5/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Very good program
I listened to it last evening and found it a very good teaching tool. It really makes you want to visit the fort. I now have a much clearer idea of what is involved in the Historic Weapons Program. I think any volunteer who listens to it will increase their performance as an interpreter at the fort.
It's great to see the National Park Service getting involved with podcasting. I loved the interview on the firearms and the McLoughlin House show was also well done. Greg, the host and narrator has an easy-going, NPR style voice. The production quality is top notch. Keep up the great work.
The podcast provides interesting facts about the site, it is well organized and easy to understand. What a new innovative way to learn history!