Fort Vancouver CRM Field School

12 May


This semester, nine public history graduate students, along with Dr. Rebecca Conard, are studying cultural resource management practices at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington. The Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Field School, a Maymester class, commenced on Monday, May 10. For two weeks we will study the wide variety of national, state, and local partnerships that are involved in managing The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site as well as the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, and the Timberline Lodge National Historic Landmark. Our goal is to get a fix on the complexities of applying scholarship, theory and philosophy to cultural resource management.
In addition to Dr. Conard, participants include Virginia Wallace,
C. Sade Turnipseed, Keith Schumann, Katie Merzbacher, Meghan Fall, Brigitte Eubank, Kristen Baldwin Deathridge, David Calease, and Mona Brittingham. Our base of operations is across the river from Fort Vancouver in Portland, Oregon. We are staying at the Portland Hostel, a member of Hostel International, where we are enjoying a camaraderie reminiscent of the undergraduate college dorm.
We will report in from time to time to share our experiences.

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