June 2021 – A Message from the CEO

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With summer in full swing, The Historic Trust invites you to explore the beauty of the Historic Reserve. Begin your journey with a walk through the enchanting heritage rose garden at the Howard House, located at Evergreen Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way. Don’t forget to grab a copy of the self-guided Botanical Map of the Reserve at the Howard House or download one online. As you stroll through the grounds, you’ll witness The Historic Trust’s Preservation Team hard at work, ensuring the preservation of our historic properties. Make sure to visit the 1873 Providence Academy, where the rehabilitation of the northwest porches has been completed, and a new downtown apartment, Aegis, is underway. For a unique experience, bring your family to Pearson Field Education Center, situated on an operating airport. Enjoy Open Saturday activities, watch planes take off and land, and participate in aviation camps and family events. As you plan your year ahead, mark your calendar for the “Fighting for the Right to Fight” exhibit, showcasing African American experiences in World War II. Located at the Artillery Barracks, this exhibit will run from October 1, 2021, to January 15, 2022. Finally, join us in honoring veterans at the Lough Legacy Veterans Parade on November 6. Every visit to the Historic Reserve supports our mission of community engagement, education, and preservation. Together, we are cultivating innovation and fostering economic vitality in our remarkable community.

About Us

At The Historic Trust, we are dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of our community. We believe that by honoring the past, we can build a stronger future. Our organization is comprised of a passionate team of individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that our historic properties and events are accessible to all.

What We Do

Our main focus is on the preservation and education of our community’s history. We maintain and restore historic buildings and landmarks, offering guided tours and educational events to the public. Through these efforts, we aim to foster a sense of pride and appreciation for our shared heritage.

Board of Directors

Our organization is led by a dedicated Board of Directors who provide strategic guidance and oversight. These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, ensuring that our organization operates efficiently and effectively.

Our Staff

Our staff members are the backbone of our organization. From preservation specialists to event planners and educators, each member of our team plays a vital role in our mission. We are proud to have a diverse and talented group of individuals who are committed to bringing the history of our community to life.

Our Commitment to Equity

We believe that history belongs to everyone, and it is our commitment to ensure that all members of our community have access to the stories and experiences that have shaped our past. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued.

Job Opportunities

Interested in joining our team? We occasionally have job opportunities available for individuals who are passionate about history and dedicated to preserving our community’s heritage. Keep an eye on our website for updates on open positions.

Celebration Events Calendar

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events to celebrate our community’s history. These events offer a unique opportunity to engage with our historic properties and learn more about the stories they hold.

Summer Fest

Our annual Summer Fest is a highlight of the season. This family-friendly event features live music, food vendors, historical re-enactments, and more. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day, immersing yourself in the rich history of our community.

Marshall Awards

The Marshall Awards is an event that recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation and promotion of our community’s history. It’s an opportunity to honor those who have gone above and beyond to ensure that our heritage remains alive and vibrant.

Celebrate Freedom Events

As a community, we understand the importance of honoring those who have fought for our freedom. Our Celebrate Freedom events include parades, ceremonies, and educational programs that pay tribute to our veterans and their sacrifices.

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we come together as a community to show our gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces. It’s a day to reflect on their contributions and express our appreciation for their service.

Historic Event Venues

Our historic event venues provide a unique backdrop for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. When you choose one of our venues, you are not only getting a beautiful space, but you are also supporting the preservation of our community’s heritage.

Education Events Calendar

We believe that education is a vital component of preserving history. Our education events calendar includes workshops, lectures, and interactive programs designed to engage learners of all ages. Whether you’re a student or simply curious about our community’s past, there’s something for everyone on our calendar.


Guided tours are available for those who want a deeper understanding of our historic properties. Led by knowledgeable guides, these tours provide a unique opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of our buildings and gain insight into the lives of those who came before us.


Preservation is at the core of what we do. We are committed to maintaining and restoring our historic properties to ensure that they can be enjoyed by future generations. Through ongoing preservation efforts, we aim to protect the integrity of these buildings and keep our community’s history alive.

Historic Property Rentals

Our historic properties are available for rent, offering a one-of-a-kind setting for your next event. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate gathering, or family celebration, our venues provide a unique and memorable backdrop.

Providence Academy

Providence Academy is one of our most treasured historic properties. As the oldest building in our collection, it holds a special place in the hearts of our community. We are dedicated to preserving and renovating this beautiful structure to ensure that it can be enjoyed for years to come.

Providence Academy Preservation & Renovation

Preserving and renovating Providence Academy is no small task. Our team works diligently to ensure that this historic gem remains structurally sound and visually stunning. From repairing the exterior to updating the interior spaces, every effort is made to honor the original design while incorporating modern amenities.

Removal of Laundry Building and Boiler Plant/Smokestack

As part of our preservation efforts, we made the difficult decision to remove the laundry building and boiler plant/smokestack from the Providence Academy property. While it was a challenging choice, it was necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of the main building. By removing these structures, we are able to focus on preserving the historic essence of Providence Academy.

Get Involved

We believe that preserving history is a community effort. There are many ways for individuals to get involved and support our mission. Join us in celebrating and protecting our community’s heritage.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Whether you’re interested in leading tours, assisting with events, or helping with preservation efforts, there’s a place for you on our volunteer team. We provide training and support to ensure that every volunteer has a rewarding experience.

E-Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and events by signing up for our e-newsletter. It’s the best way to stay connected and learn about upcoming opportunities to engage with our historic properties.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those who want to make a lasting impact on our community. By becoming a sponsor, you are directly supporting our preservation efforts and helping to ensure that future generations can appreciate our shared history.


Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Your contribution helps us continue our important work and bring our community’s history to life. Whether you choose to donate once or set up a recurring donation, your support makes a difference.


As a nonprofit organization, donations are critical to our ability to carry out our mission. We rely on the generosity of individuals like you to preserve and celebrate our community’s history.

Donate Individual Giving

Individual giving is one of the most direct ways to support our organization. Your donation will go directly towards the preservation of our historic properties and the implementation of educational programs. Every dollar makes a difference.

Gifts from Wills and Beneficiary Designations

Including The Historic Trust in your will or as a beneficiary designation is a meaningful way to leave a lasting legacy. Your gift will support our mission for years to come and ensure that future generations can enjoy our community’s history.

Create a Legacy

Creating a legacy gift allows you to make a lasting impact on our community. There are many ways to create a legacy, from leaving a bequest in your will to establishing a charitable trust. Contact us to learn more about how you can create a lasting legacy with The Historic Trust.

June 2021 – A Message from the CEO

With the arrival of summer, there’s no better time to explore the rich history of our community. As you take a stroll through our historic sites and attend our upcoming events, know that your support is what keeps us going. Your generosity allows us to continue our preservation efforts and share our community’s history with the world.

From the rehabilitation of Providence Academy to the removal of the laundry building and boiler plant/smokestack, we are focused on maintaining the integrity of our historic properties. These buildings hold the stories of our past, and it is our duty to ensure that they are preserved for future generations.

In addition to our preservation efforts, we are committed to making our organization and events accessible to all. We believe that history belongs to everyone, and it is our mission to ensure that everyone feels included and valued. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

As we move forward, we invite you to join us in our mission. Whether you choose to volunteer, become a sponsor, or make a donation, your support is essential. Together, we can preserve our shared history and build a stronger future.

Thank you for your continued support.

Stacey Graham Interim President/CEO The Historic Trust


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