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    Valley Forge

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June 24, 2013
July 4th Community Picnic in the Park
Celebrate our nation’s independence with artillery demonstrations, historical games, an All-American cook-out, music, and more during the 3rd Annual Community Picnic in the Park at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

June 19, 2013
Be an Archeologist!
The public is invited to participate in an archeological excavation this summer of the 1st Virginia Brigade site at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

June 18, 2013
Helping Hands for America’s Lands on National Public Lands Day 2013
Volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves, get dirty and help to spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park (NHP) on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

June 07, 2013
Bridging the Schuylkill at Valley Forge
Plans are just about complete for a major new trail bridge across the Schuylkill River within Valley Forge National Historical Park. The new trail bridge is in need of a name, and the public is invited to come up with some great new ideas.

June 07, 2013
“Fall In” and March Out
On Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. re-create history and participate in a commemorative march along the historic trace road that General Washington’s Continental Army used to march out of Valley Forge 235 years ago.

June 05, 2013
Make History Name That Bridge Contest Announced
Plans are just about complete for a major new trail bridge across the Schuylkill River within Valley Forge National Historical Park. The new trail bridge is in need of a name, and the public is invited to come up with some great new ideas.

May 15, 2013
Forest Beginning to Recover at Valley Forge NHP
The forest at Valley Forge National Historical Park is beginning to recover from decades of over-browsing by white-tailed deer.

May 03, 2013
Celebrate National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge NHP will host a Trails Fair in celebration of American Hiking Society’s 21st annual National Trails Day® at the Betzwood Picnic Area from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 16, 2013
Celebrate YOUR National Parks during National Park Week
The annual and nationwide recognition of our national parks will be held during National Park Week, April 20-28, with a variety of special events and programs at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

March 01, 2013
Valley Forge Asbestos Release Site Remediation is Underway
The long-awaited clean-up of the asbestos release site (ARS) at Valley Forge National Historical Park is beginning. The ARS is a 112-acre area located along County Line Road and Station Lane within the park.

November 02, 2012
Valley Forge NHP will Commemorate America’s Veterans on November 11
Valley Forge will commemorate on Sunday, November 11, the Continental Army’s legacy, and honor all of America’s veterans and active military through music, living history, and special guest speakers.

October 11, 2012
Valley Forge Asbestos Release Site Remediation Contractor Selected
The long-awaited cleanup of the 12-acres asbestos release site in the park is underway.

October 01, 2012
Valley Forge National Historical Park Initiates the Third Year of White-tailed Deer Management
Valley Forge National Historical Park will conduct the third year of the lethal reduction phase of the White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (plan) beginning in November 2012 and extending through March 2013.

September 25, 2012
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Leasing of Philander Chase Knox House and Construction of Gravel Parking Lot on Estate Grounds
At Valley Forge National Historical Park the National Park Service (NPS) intends to lease the Philander Chase Knox main house and immediate grounds for private use.

September 18, 2012
Community Partnership Rehabs Historic Covered Bridge
The iconic Knox Covered Bridge on Yellow Springs Road in Valley Forge NHP has received an important preservation treatment, thanks to the perseverance of the Friends of Valley Forge Park.

August 13, 2012
Knox Covered Bridge to be Refurbished & Painted
Beginning the week of August 20th, 2012, the Knox Covered Bridge on Yellow Springs Road will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to undergo much needed maintenance and a fresh coat of paint.

August 03, 2012
Volunteers to Lend a Hand on National Public Lands Day
Volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves and get dirty help to spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

June 08, 2012
Park to Lease Historic Building
NPS seeks public scoping comments on proposed leasing of Philander Chase Knox (P.C. Knox) house and construction of gravel parking lot on estate grounds.

April 20, 2012
National Trails Day: America’s Largest TRAILgating Party
June 2: Valley Forge National Historical Park will host a Trails Fair in celebration of American Hiking Society’s 20th annual National Trails Day.® America’s Largest TRAILgating Party, is an open invitation to all Americans to get outside and connect with local hiking clubs, community groups, and state and national parks.

April 18, 2012
Valley Forge National Historical Park Successfully Concludes Deer Management Actions for Winter 2011-2012
Valley Forge National Historical Park completed the second year of the lethal reduction phase of the White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (plan).

March 21, 2012
Junior Ranger Day 2012
Kids Join Continental Army To Learn Hands-On History on Junior Ranger Day at Valley Forge, Saturday, April 28, 2012

March 01, 2012
Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run Set for April 22
The seventh Annual Revolutionary 5-mile Run, produced and sponsored by the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau (VFCVB), will be held at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Sunday, April 22.

February 28, 2012
Philadelphia Area National Parks = visitors, money and jobs for local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,443,740 visitors in 2010 spent $208,742,000 in Independence National Historical Park, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Valley Forge National Historical Park and in communities near the parks. That spending supported 3,078 jobs in the local area.

February 22, 2012
Living History Volunteers Kick Off Training Season
VIPs at Valley Forge recently completed their first training sessions of 2012 for living history interpretation.

January 25, 2012
Kate Hammond named Superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park
National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis R. Reidenbach has named Kate Hammond as the next Superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania. Hammond will also supervise the Superintendent of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Elverson, Pennsylvania.

January 25, 2012
Washington's Birthday/BSA 100th
George Washington was 46 years old before he ever partied on his birthday. This year, the party’s even bigger as Valley Forge National Historical Park continues the tradition during Presidents Day weekend, February 17 - 20.

December 07, 2011
Epic March-in to Valley Forge Re-enacted December 19
Two hundred and thirty four years later, on Monday, December 19, Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate this epic March-in with Dean Malissa as George Washington, The Historical Harmonies – Colonial Revelers and costumed park rangers, historical interpreters and volunteers.

October 04, 2011
Valley Forge Wins National Award for Volunteer Program
Congratulations and thanks to our outstanding park volunteers, partners, and staff for winning the national George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Program in the National Park System.

October 03, 2011
VFNHP Initiates the Second Year of White-tailed Deer Management
Valley Forge National Historical Park will conduct the second year of the lethal reduction phase of the White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (plan) beginning in November 2011 and extending through March 2012.

September 27, 2011
Pollarine Named Chief of Interpretation and Education for the NPS Northeast Region
Barbara L. Pollarine has been selected Chief of Interpretation, Education and Partnership Development for the National Park Service Northeast Region.

September 01, 2011
Volunteers to Lend a Hand on National Public Lands Day 2011
Volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves and get dirty help to spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

June 13, 2011
Celebrate America’s Birthday in the Birthplace of its Army
As the nation celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County, just outside Philadelphia, offers some historic holiday weekend hoopla.

April 25, 2011
National Park to Celebrate Pivotal French Friendship
Thunderous musket and cannon fire echoed across Valley Forge in May of 1778, but instead of signaling vicious combat, it represented joyous celebration of a young America’s strategic and fruitful friendship with France.

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