Archeologist presents ‘First Thursday’ talk



Archeologist Elaine Dorset will discuss her research at the Fort Vancouver garden during June’s “First Thursday” presentation at the Clark County Historical Museum.

Dorset’s lecture (“Pollen Unearths a Hidden Garden at Fort Vancouver: Archaeological Investigations at a 19th Century Fur-Trade Site”) is at 7 p.m.

It will be part of the monthly “After Hours” event, when the museum at 1511 Main St. is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dorset is a National Park Service archaeologist working at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. In earning a master’s degree, she focused on the archaeological testing conducted in 2005 and 2006 at the site of the Hudson’s Bay Company garden at Fort Vancouver.

Dorset is the park’s laboratory director and manages its archaeology volunteer program.

Admission fees: $4 adults, $3 seniors/students, $2 children, $10 families.

Clark County Historical Society members and active duty military personnel and their families are free.