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The View from the Forge Audio Files

The View from the Forge is a monthly podcast of news and events from Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Use the link to the right to open iTunes and subscribe to our View from the Forge podcasts, or click here for our RSS feed of The View from the Forge podcasts.

The View From the Forge January 2009

Valley Forge has released a draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan. Listen as Kris Heister highlights the alternatives of the plan and discusses how the public can access copies of the plan and submit comments to the park. Public comment period closes February 17, 2009.

The View From the Forge: December 2008

Construction and rehabilition work continues around the Valley Forge Train Station. This month, get a sneak peak inside the as the work continues. See the progress of the interior and hear our plans for future displays and use of the building.

The View From the Forge: September 2008

In September, Ranger Oates begins hosting the series and discusses the fall program schedule, campfire programs, and National Public Lands Day.
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The View From the Forge: June 2008

The June episode of The View from the Forge includes the summer season programming, National Trails Day, March-Out Celebrations, and new junior ranger programs.
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The View From the Forge: April 2008

The April View from the Forge recaps the Join the Continental Army program which concluded for the year on April 5, 2008. National Park Week, The 3rd Annual Revolutionary Run, National Junior Ranger, and French Alliance Celebrations are all on the calendar of events. Hear about these events and more in this month's View from the Forge.

The View From the Forge: February 2008

The February View from the Forge highlights the meadow mowing that has just been completed, a President's Day weekend wrap-up, new podcasts being released on iTunes, a new audio tour CD, and the January Join the Continental Army program.
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The View From the Forge: January 2008

This month's edition focuses on the 2007 Annual Report. Read about the progress the park has made in 2007 and our goals for the future. Read the entire 2007 Annual Report here.
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The View From the Forge: December 2007

This month's edition includes news on the March-In of the Continental Army celebrations December 15-19, as well as a children's program beginning in January. Also included is news on road closings, new exhibits, and special tours.
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The View from the Forge: November 2007

This month's edition includes news on new exhibits, education programs, holiday trolley tours, and road construction within the park. This edition is also our first View from the Forge in video format. We hope to continue The View from the Forge in video format in future episodes.
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The View from the Forge: September 2007

This month's edition includes news on fall programs, National Public Lands Day, a new temporary exhibit, and winter programs for kids.
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The View from the Forge: August 2007

This month's edition includes news on the newest release of the cell phone tour, a new park trail, education programs, and National Public Lands Day.
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The View from the Forge: July 2007

This month's edition includes news on a challenge grant for the park's work Valley Forge Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Quest for Freedom programs series, summer programming, and our upcoming education program offerings.
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The View from the Forge: June 2007

This month's edition includes news on summer programs, trail work, and a new bird species in the park.
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The View from the Forge: May 2007

A monthly podcast of news and events. This month's edition includes information on public service project for high school students, the 10th annual spring deer count, the Revolutionary Run, and much more.
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The View from the Forge: April 2007

A monthly podcast of news and events. This month's podcast includes the 2nd Annual Revolutionary Run and a Join the Continental Army Junior program.

The View from the Forge: March 2007

A monthly podcast with news and events from Valley Forge National Historical Park. This month's news includes a PECO donation, the 2nd annual Revolutionary Run and the symposium Lock, Stock, and Barrel.

The View from the Forge: February 2007

The first episode of The View From the Forge.

Did You Know?

Maxwell's Library 2nd floor pictured are books and research material in the collection

Access to many National Park Library catalogs is available on-line. Valley Forge NHP is currently in the process of creating an electronic catalog. We will use this site to keep you up-to-date on our progress. Until then you might wish to access other national park libraries currently on-line. More...