David Douglas’s Nine Lives

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7:00 pm

Fort Vancouver Visitor Center

Between 1823 and 1835, Scottish naturalist David Douglas traveled all over the western hemisphere collecting flora and fauna for the London Horticultural Society. He did much of his best work in the Pacific Northwest, based out of Fort Vancouver, where his contacts with local fur traders and tribal families resulted in a flood of key information about our native landscape.

Douglas met his demise in a mysterious manner while on the big island of Hawai’i, but he had several close calls in our region as well. On May 24 at 7 pm at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, author Jack Nisbet will provide a free public presentation titled “David Douglas’s Nine Lives” on how Douglas managed to stay alive while he was in the Northwest, what his collections mean to us today, and what really might have happened at the scene of his death.

Signed copies of Nisbet’s books will be available for purchase that evening at the Visitor Center Bookstore, managed by the Friends of Fort Vancouver.

Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/fova/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=21A3B3E4-1DD8-B71B-0BB4A1AA6D459CB7