Fort displays state history
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hudson's Bay — Until late March, two complimentary exhibits are on display at the Fort Vancouver National Site's Visitor Center, giving a glimpse into Washington of the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly 180 people came to the Jan. 19 grand opening reception for "Putting People to Work: The WPA in Washington, 1935-1943" and "Strong Forests, Stronger Communities: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Northwest." "Putting People to Work" is a traveling exhibit created by the Washington State Historical Society that tells the story of the Works Progress Administration through photos. "Strong Forests, Stronger Communities" was curated by National Park Service staff and includes artifacts, media and activities to show the successes of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Vancouver area and beyond. Both exhibits are meant to highlight how the two programs worked together to counteract the effects of the Depression.