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Washington’s Headquarters in Winter

Foresight has preserved and protected the Valley Forge legacy for over two hundred years, starting in 1877 when Anna Morris Holstein and the Valley Forge Centennial Memorial Association raised the money to purchase and preserve General Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge. Today, the Valley Forge Park Alliance continues the foresight and work of its founders. We are the stewards of the past and advocates for the future.

Our mission is to inspire appreciation of and support for Valley Forge National Historical Park. Please support our mission by joining as a member, making a contribution, or becoming a volunteer.

Trail Tuesdays: Weekly Walks in the Park!

Tuesdays 10 – 11 am meet at Alliance table in Visitor Center lower parking lot
Support our sponsors by enjoying lunch after your walk! Present VFPA membership card for discount.
The Tavern at Valley Forge (20% discount)  •  Black Powder Tavern (10% discount)
trail tuesdays

Join us for Trail Tuesdays as we walk, talk, get healthy, and be happy! Walk is for all fitness levels. Dogs and strollers welcome. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be canceled. Contact Molly Duffy for any questions at molly@vfparkalliance.org or call 484-886-5853.

Upcoming Topics

September 18 Izabela Restivo is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) specializing in helping shelter dogs get – and stay – adopted. She will be covering “Ways to Introduce Dogs Appropriately”.
October 2 Join a Main Line Health practitioner for information and advice on cancer and nutrition.
October 30 Grand Parade Trail ribbon cutting and hike through the Grand Parade Trail.
November 13 Join a Main Line Health practitioner for information on prediabetes 101.

Email info@vfparkalliance.org to add your name to our walkers list so that we can keep you informed about upcoming walks, schedule changes, and cancellations due to weather.

Join us for a special celebration for and with Alliance members and donors on Thursday, September 27. This sunset reception, hosted at the Park’s outdoor pavilion, is a night of fellowship with and recognition of our most important constituency – YOU!

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Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 9 7 pm Washington Memorial Chapel Suggested donation: $10/person
Support our sponsors by enjoying dinner before the show! Present VFPA membership card for discount.
The Tavern at Valley Forge (20% discount)  •  Black Powder Tavern (10% discount)
sponsors: Sponsored by The Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation Sponsored by Malvern Bank
Role of the Oneida in the American Revolution

Discover the importance of the Haudenosaunee people and the Oneida Nation’s role during the Revolutionary War.

About the Speaker

Ron Patterson

Ron Patterson was born on September 4, 1969 in Gowanda New York, son to Ronald W. Patterson (Seneca Nation, Deer Clan) and Brenda Patterson (Oneida Nation, Wolf Clan). Ron grew up on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, home to eight thousand Seneca Indians.

Ron currently manages the Shako:wi Cultural Center providing education about the history of the Oneida Indian Nation. This role made it possible for him to teach the lost art of the ancient artisans. Today, he has made it his responsibility to educate the public and interested parties about the culture and history of the Oneida people and the important contributions the Haudenosaunee have made over time.

Stoneleigh – A Natural Garden

Thursday, October 18 10 am – 12 pm meet at Mansion main entrance
Advance registration required – limit 20 persons VFPA Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30

Join us for a breathtaking two-hour tour of Stoneleigh, a magnificent 42-acre estate located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. After the tour, lunch with us at Savona. Lunch is optional and at your own cost. «read more»

Calendar at a Glance – Upcoming Events

9/27 Member & Donor Celebration • RSVP by September 21
10/9 Speaker Series at Washington Memorial Chapel • Ron Patterson – The Role of the Oneida in the American Revolution
10/18 VFPA tour of Stoneleigh, Villanova, PA • Fee required • RSVP by October 15
10/23 Movie screening of Redcoats, voted best Local Short Film at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
10/30 Grand Parade Trail ribbon cutting and hike through the Grand Parade Trail.
11/6 Dinner with History • Fee required • RSVP by October 30

For more information, email info@vfparkalliance.org.

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