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2017–2018 Speaker Series

sponsors: Sponsored by The Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation Sponsored by Malvern Federal Savings Bank

As part of the Alliance’s mission to provide interesting and compelling programming for the public, the annual Speaker Series is held in cooperation with the Washington Memorial Chapel. This series gathers an array of historians, scientists, authors, archeologists, actors and performers to share with the public their multiple points of view on history, the natural world and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge.

Presentations are held at Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge, on Tuesdays at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. Suggested donation of $10 per person. A complimentary reception follows each talk.

For directions to the Chapel, visit

Enjoy dinner at The Tavern at Valley Forge before the show – 20% discount for members!

Lunch and Learn Summer Speaker Series

The Lunch and Learn series highlights some of the park’s most interesting and significant stories over the lunch hour. All ages are welcome. Bring your own brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the lemonade.

Lunch and Learn programs are free, open to the public, and take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in the Meeting Room at Valley Forge National Historic Park.

June 20
Karie Diethorn
Portraits of Continental Army Officers
June 27
Justin Clement
Ironies and Hierarchy: Fighting the War for America
July 11
Ann Shipley
Women in the American Revolution
July 18
Jennifer Bolton
Apothecary in the Eighteenth Century
July 25
Jonathan Parker
An Unrecognizable America: Life Without the Antiquities Act of 1906