As part of the September 2nd “First Friday Art Walk”, join the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission for a look at our community’s rich history. Learn about some of Vancouver’s most famous residents, architect Day Hilborn and Mayor J.P. Kiggins, and the mark they left on our community. Find out what downtown Vancouver was like in the 1930’s with historian and retired City Councilmember, Pat Jollota. Learn about Vancouver’s first neighborhood -the Village at Fort Vancouver. And, take a tour of the newly restored Kiggins Theater. See event schedule below.
The historic Kiggins Theater in downtown Vancouver has been restored and is open for business again! Come take a tour and get reacquainted with this community icon.
5:00-5:15 p.m. & 6:00-6:15 p.m.
“Built to Last; The Architectural Legacy of Day Walter Hillborn"
Houser, State Architectural Historian Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation
5:15-5:30 p.m. & 6:15-6:30 p.m.
“Vancouver in the 1930's"
Pat Jollota, Historian
5:30-5:45 p.m. & 6:30-6:45 p.m.
"Preserving Vancouver's First Neighborhood -- The Village at Fort Vancouver"
Dr. Douglas C. Wilson, National Park Service
5:45-6:00 p.m. & 6:45-7:00 p.m.
“J.P. Kiggins: Mover, Shaker, Showman, Mayor”
Andrew Gregg, Chair, Clark County Historic Preservation Commission