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2017–2018 Speaker Series

Preliminary program as of July 2017

sponsored by Sponsored by The Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation

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.

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Oct 3
Germans Around Valley Forge
Rev. Karl Kreuger, Ph.D. – Associate Priest, Washington Memorial Chapel
The American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Pennsylvania’s German population.
Nov 7
Nathanael Green: Thrice the Savior of the Continental Army
Janet Uhlar – author, lecturer
Brigadier General Nathanael Green’s remarkable and indispensible role in the Revolutionary War.
Dec 5
Battlefield Tactics in the Revolutionary War
Lawrence Babits – Professor of Maritime Achaeology & History,
East Carolina University
The how-to manual of warfare used during America’s War for Independence.
Jan 2
Art and the American Revolution
Gale Rawson – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
A look at how art reflected and shaped the story of the birth of our nation.
Feb 6
The Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War
John McGaha – Valley Forge NHP Ranger
The often overlooked story of the brutal Southern Campaign, the final act of the long Revolutionary War.
Mar 6
Note: Location and fee will differ for this program
Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty
Jon Kukla – historian and popular author
An introduction to Patrick Henry, a dynamic patriot who helped to shape the American independence movement and ultimately the young republic itself.
Apr 3
First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His –
and the Nation’s – Prosperity
Edward Lengel – military historian and author of
George Washington: A Military Life
How George Washington’s abilities as a businessman informed his leadership as a general and president and set the foundation for the nation’s future prosperity.
May 1
Special Location: Park Theater • Advance Tickets required due to capacity
Baron Steuben
interpreted by Bill Troppman, Valley Forge NHP Ranger
An evening with Baron Steuben, the brash, brilliant, determined foreigner who transformed the Continental Army.

Alliance Members and Washington Memorial Heritage Donors:
Free with advance registration*

Non-members: $20 per ticket

* Young Friend or Individual member – 1 free ticket
* Family membership or higher – 2 free tickets

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