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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.

2018 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2018 Annual Report which demonstrates the impact of your support and the success of the Park and the Alliance due to the efforts of volunteers, members, donors and Park Partners. Thank you for being a significant part of our growth and success, and your role in demonstrating the impact of partnership in action. We look forward to an exciting and busy 2019 with you by our side!

Development Director Job Posting

We are seeking a part-time Development Director with strong leadership and donor relation skills; proven success in fundraising strategy and techniques; excellent written and verbal communication skills; to oversee and cultivate our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of our fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors and building a stronger development program for our organization. This part-time position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns.

If you have a strong background in nonprofit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply. «job description»

Speaker Series

Tuesday, May 7 7 pm SPECIAL LOCATION: Freedoms Foundation Tickets: $15 & $25

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
A Historic Tribute to the Continental Army at Valley Forge
with Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks

A toe-tapping evening of colonial, Celtic, traditional, and contemporary music.

Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks

Photo: Jay Appleton

Charlie Zahm with his magnificent baritone voice has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, He brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!

Charlie also performs period North American music from the 18th and 19th centuries, including music of the War Between the States, and is often asked to appear at Civil War re-enactments and concerts, as well as Colonial and Early American-themed events. Living in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, helps keep him very busy in this regard!

The fantastic Baltimore fiddler Tad Marks, who has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe and is considered one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast, will be joining Charlie for the evening at Valley Forge. His down-home charm and easy-going style have made him friends across the country, and his fine fiddling on stage with Charlie ranges from hard-driving jigs and reels to the most expressive accompaniment for vocals you will ever hear.

Alliance Members and Washington Memorial Heritage Donors: $15 per ticket

Non-members: $25 per ticket

Click here to purchase your tickets.

NEW! Yoga in the Park

Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 9:30 am or 6:30 pm Philander Chase Knox Estate
VFPA members: $15 | Non-Members: $20 Advance registration required

Join us for intermediate level yoga sessions at Valley Forge National Historical Park! Classes will be held on Tuesdays in June at the Philander Chase Knox Estate located at 151 Library Lane in Malvern. Morning session begins at 9:30 am and evening session at 6:30 pm. Attendees can sign up for a single session or a full series. Classes taught by Mary Noone, RYT500, C-IAYT.

Please bring your own mat.

After the evening class, join the Alliance for mimosas and mingling! «read more or register»

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)

The last walk of each month will be on the Grand Parade Trail. Meet in the parking lot at Steuben Plaz a (1/2 mile west of Washington Memorial Chapel on Rt. 23). Trail is mown grass.

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.

May 21 Practitioner from Main Line Health • Interpreting Food Labels
May 28 Pat Madden, VFNHP Business Manager • What’s happening at Kennedy Supplee and Port Kennedy?
Jun 4 Practitioner from Main Line Health • Summer Safety Tips
Jun 23 Practitioner from Main Line Health • Taking Care of Your Feet

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.

Calendar at a Glance – Upcoming Events

Apr. 28 Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run ®REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
May 7 Speaker Series Concert • Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks • Toe tapping and hand clapping evening from 7pm – 8:30 pm • Fee required • «tickets & information»
May 14 Guided Bird Walks • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot • 7:30 am
Rescheduled from May 7th
May 21 Guided Bird Walks • 7:30 am • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot
May 22 Home School Day • Curriculum sessions offered at 10am, 12 pm, & 2 pm • Registration required (opens May 1)«registration & further info»
Jun 1 National Trails Day • 8–11 am • Guided walks and hikes, plus clean-up projects. Check back for event schedule and to pre-register for selected activities.
Jun 4 Yoga in the Park • 9:30 am & 6:30 pm • Intermediate level • «register»
Jun 11 Guided Bird Walks • 7:30 am • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot.
Jun 11 Yoga in the Park • 9:30 am & 6:30 pm • Intermediate level • «register»
Jun 15 March-out of the Continental Army from Valley Forge • 10 am – 11:30 am
Jun 18 Yoga in the Park • 9:30 am & 6:30 pm • Intermediate level • «register»
Jun 25 Guided Bird Walks • 7:30 am • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot.
Jun 25 Yoga in the Park • 9:30 am & 6:30 pm • Intermediate level • «register»
Jul 4 Celebrate our Nation’s Freedom • 11 am – 3 pm • Activities throughout the Park. Check back for event schedule and more information.

For more information, email info@vfparkalliance.org.

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