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Friends Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation

As part of the Friends mission to provide interesting and compelling programming for the public, the annual Speaker Series is held in cooperation with the Washington Memorial Chapel. This series, which runs from October through May, gathers an array of historians, scientists, authors, archeologists, actors and performers to share with the public their multiple points of view on history, the natural world and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge.

Presentations are held at Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. A reception follows each talk.

For directions to the Chapel, visit wmchapel.org.

Lunch and Learn Summer Speaker Series

The Lunch and Learn series highlights some of the park’s most interesting and significant stories over the lunch hour. All ages are welcome. Bring your own brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the lemonade.

Lunch and Learn programs are free, open to the public, and take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in the Education Building at Valley Forge National Historic Park.

June 17
Randy Rice
Park Volunteer
Rebels, Revolutionaries, Trouble Makers, and Traitors
June 24
William Freilich
Park Volunteer
The Baker General
July 8
Jeffery E. Finegan Sr.
Author of the book ’Tis Well... The Life and Death of George Washington
Colonel Washington & Me
July 15
Bruce Hustis
Park Volunteer
How Pennsylvania Got Its Shape
July 22
Carris Kocher
Friends of Valley Forge Park Volunteer
Milestones of Liberty in 1765