Valley Forge National Historical Park is the caretaker of a diverse collection of artifacts and documents related to the 1777-1778 encampment at Valley Forge and to the soldiers and officers who fought for our nation’s independence.
The National Park Service hosts a searchable online database of Museum Collections across the agency. View pieces of the Neumann collection as well as collections from other parks and museums across the country.
Artifacts and documents from the Neumann and Reed collections can also be viewed on The Digital Vault. The Digital Vault is a website designed to promote the George C. Neumann Collection and John F. Reed Collection. The site provides open online access of the museum collections at Valley Forge National Historical Park to visitors and researchers. This site was created by Matthew Albertson under the direction of Dona McDermott, Valley Forge NHP Archivist. Matthew is a Master's Degree candidate in history with a concentration in public history at Villanova University.
The George C. Neumann Collection
The John F. Reed Collection
Preserving Historic Documents
The Archaeological Collection
Photographic and Postcard Collection
Those interested in conducting research in the park’s collections contact:
Did You Know?
Varnum's brigade contained the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, a unit largely made up of African American and Native American soldiers. The unit symbolizes the diversity of the army - a diversity not seen again for many years.