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Art in the Park Series

Sunday, May 15 2–4 pm VFNHP Meeting Room Advance Registration Required
Washington’s Headquarters, by Lois Charles

Enjoy a fun step-by-step painting session with a “splash” of oral history as you learn how to paint Washington’s Headquarters. Five award-winning artists from the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Arts will guide you in creating your own masterpiece while also learning more about one of the most important historic icons at Valley Forge.

No painting experience necessary! Price includes all supplies, ice tea and cookies.

Members: $10  •  Non-members: $35  Join today!

For more information call 610-783-1777 or email.

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We wish to thank the following artists from the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists for participating in this year’s Art in the Park event.

Mildred Becker  •  Displays both locally and internationally with two of her art works in the International Museum of Electrographic Art in Spain and in the collections of Delaware County Community College and Rosemont College. Prize-winning artist with work included in the art books of Artists Speak and Artists Invite Artists to Show.

Priscilla Bohlen  •  Prillie works in acrylic on canvas, showing her work in solo shows and in libraries, restaurants and other venues in the area. She received a BFA from Moore College of Art and went to NYC for 10 years designing sheets for Fieldcrest Cannon.

Lois Charles Award-winning Fine Artist, Hand-Art Quilter, Face Painter, and Author of a new novel titled DISCARD 2. She paints local scenes of Valley Forge, Old Philadelphia portraits and floras in several mediums. She has been in many shows over the years.

Dae Rebeck Sanchez  •  Fine artist who has shown in galleries, art centers and fine art festivals both regionally and abroad. Dae works primarily with acrylic paints, photo based transfers and collage on wood. Her narrative, sometimes surreal layered paintings focus on women, the circus, and urban/suburban decay. See more at She studied at The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.

Sharon Steinhofer  •  Award-winning artist with artworks shown in PA and New York. She works mainly in acrylic paint, photography and mixed/collage. Sharon’s artwork is in college and private collections. She earned an A.A. in Fine Arts from Montgomery County Community College and her B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Arcadia University.


Heritage Night

Friday, June 17 6:30 – 8:30 pm Pavilion & Mini Parade RSVP Required by 6/12/16
Heritage Night Black Powder Tavern

Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and prepare for the future! This sunset celebration is an evening of fellowship, learning, and fun, including:

An evening with George Washington, as interpreted by Dean Malissa, well-known for his portrayal of the General in film, TV, and on stage.

Presentation of the 2016 General Steuben Award to PECO.

Updates on Friends and Park happenings including the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.

Arrival of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge from around the country commemmorating the March-Out of Valley Forge on June 19, 1778.

Evening includes a light meal courtesy of the Black Powder Tavern, plus wine bar or choice of beverage.

RSVP required by June 12th. For more information email or view the event flyer.


Washington Guard and higher levels:Free
General Member (Individual and Family)*$20 per person
Non-Members$35 per person

* You can apply the cost of your current membership to upgrade to the Washington’s Guard ($100) level. In addition to free admission to the Annual Reception, Washington’s Guard members receive reciprocal free admission to over 800 museums & cultural organizations throughout the US.

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Continental Army’s March-Out of Valley Forge

Saturday, June 18 11 am Meet at Artillery Park Sturdy footwear recommended
March-Out of the Continental Army

Walk in the footsteps of the Continental Army along the historic trace road used by the army as they departed Valley Forge in June of 1778 in pursuit of the British Army. Having endured six months of challenging hardships, the army was larger and more unified than ever before. This experiential program begins at 11 AM at Artillery Park where participants will fall in to a marching formation and walk about a half mile to the Varnum’s Picnic Area.

Along the way interpreters in continental uniform will explain the events at Valley Forge that allowed the army to turn things around and successfully engage the British. A special soldier life program and musket demonstration concludes the program near Varnum's picnic area. Visitors who choose to pack a lunch have to enjoy after the program. Sturdy footwear should be worn, as the historic road is unpaved and uneven in spots.

July 4th Picnic in the Park

Monday, July 4 11 am – 3 pm Visitor Center & Park-wide Activitied
July 4th Picnic in the Park

Celebrate our nation’s independence with artillery demonstrations, historical games, an All-American cook-out, music, and more! Meet one of the founding fathers and sign the Declaration of Independence. Learn about the meaning of the American Flag and the pivotal role the Valley Forge encampment played in securing our freedome from Great Britain.