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CCGS Educational Classes
Meeting location: 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver. The public is invited.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Assistant Curator, Meagan Huff, will talk about the lives of Marguerite and Eloisa McLoughlin, the wife and daughter of Fort Vancouver's Chief Factor, Dr. John McLoughlin. Examining the history of the fur trade through the lens of these two local women allows for a new perspective on the history of women in the northwest.
Meagan Huff grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and graduated twice from the University of Washington in Seattle - once with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and art history, and then with a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies. Meagan has worked in a variety of museums in the state, and has been at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site since 2010.
John G. Hitzfeld will speak on preserving building photos, past and present. John and his wife have developed a website around photographs, showing the changes that take place over time. "As we age, we tend not to notice the evolutions of our culture. Saving as many photographs as we can will show future generations how we lived". Their website is timechanges.net.
John grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, went to high school in Texas and joined the Air Force. He moved to Portland in 1994 and retired from the Air Force in 2005. In 2007, he and his wife, Lourdes, moved to Vancouver.He is currently working as a local truck driver, moving airfreight throughout the Willamette Valley
Map showing location of CCGS library