Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Valley Forge National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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In honor of Presidents Day Valley Forge NHP partnered with the George Bush Presidential Library to co-host the interactive video conference, “George to George: Presidential Leadership.” Read more
A new partnership was launched with the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia and the VAFO Natural Resources and Interpretation divisions to host a Discovery Camp for children the week of August 6 through 10. Read more
Trained and certified I&E staff provided musket and artillery demonstrations and re-enactments of the continental soldiers' drills throughout the summer as living history demonstrations. Read more
Living history volunteers from The Friends of Valley Forge hosted Muhlenberg Days over the summer in order to provide demonstrations of camp life and provide demonstrations of bread baking and cooking. Read more
Three interns - all college science majors - completed their summer internships at Valley Forge National Historical Park, enthusiastic about careers with the National Park Service. Read more
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.