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Speaker Series

sponsored by 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, which runs from September through May, 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.

September to April presentations are free and held at Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. The May presentation will be held in the theater at Valley Forge. A complimentary reception follows each talk.

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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 21
Bill Troppman
It was more complicated than that!
June 28
Jonathan Parker
Exploring the Origins of the National Park Idea and
Understanding the National Park Service Organic Act
July 12
Bruce Hustis
Creating the Declaration of Independence
A Risk of Lives, Fortunes and Honor
July 19
Paulette Mark
So, Did the Soldiers Camp Anyplace Else but Valley Forge?
July 26
Tom McNichol
The Evolution of the Flag