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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 September 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.

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Lunch and Learn Summer Speaker Series

Lunch and Learn programs are open to the public and take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in the Education Building at Valley Forge National Historic Park. Admission is free. Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to the sessions. The Friends of Valley Forge provide lemonade.

July 9
Dona McDermott
Park Ranger
George Washington’s Legacy as Illustrated by Gilbert Stuart
July 16
Bill Troppman
Park Ranger
John Peter Muhlenberg: The Fighting Parson
July 23
Jeff Oates
Park Ranger
Valley Forge in Photos