Annual Report 2007
Increases in attendance, volunteers and investment highlight the year
VALLEY FORGE, PA–Valley Forge National Historical Park released its annual report today. “2007 was a year of solid progress at Valley Forge,” said Mike Caldwell, Superintendent. “In collaboration with our many partners in the community, we made great strides in providing more activities for visitors, strengthening our stewardship efforts, and improving our financial sustainability.” Accomplishments highlighted in the report include:
“Our three priorities continue to be more activities for visitors, strengthened stewardship, and improved financial sustainability,” said Caldwell. “We look forward to continuing to work with partners and volunteers in the community this coming year. The park serves as a life-long classroom on the American Revolution and a relaxing respite from our busy surrounding region. All of us understand that there is only one Valley Forge.”
Did You Know?
Following the Civil War, a patriotic organization worked to raise funds to purchase the Isaac Potts house as an historic site. By the 1880's, the house was open to the public, followed by the establishment of Valley Forge State Park in 1893.