Fort Vancouver has summer archaeology programs

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The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host several archaeology programs this summer that are open to the public.

The programs, part of the National Park Service Summer of Archaeology, include access to dig sites, special kids' events, a public speaker series and collections open house.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 24 through Aug. 2, members of the public can visit dig sites and talk to teams working on two archaeological sites from the Hudson's Bay Company and Vancouver Barracks.

Kids Digs, open to ages 8 through 12, will start at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 28, July 12 and July 26, with space limited to 20 kids each.

The public speaker series will cover a variety of topics including the fur trade era, aviation and life at Vancouver Barracks.

It includes a special program at 5:30 p.m. on July 24 commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I.

The museum open house program will offer tours of the curation facility at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 12 and Aug. 9.

For more information on all programs, visit http://www.nps.gov/fova/ on the web or call 360-816-6230.