Valley Forge Speaker Series

Date: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 8:00am - Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 10:00pm

The Valley Forge Speaker Series is BACK! We have a wonderful slate of over 10 events coming your way over the next year, so be sure to save the dates. The series will begin with virtual presentations (given online via Zoom) but towards the end of the series we hope to transition to in-person events, so stay tuned.


  • October 5: Stewardship of Archeological Resources North of the Schuylkill River, Valley Forge National Historical Park, presented by archaeologists Brian Grills and Josh Anderson (Public Archaeology Facility, State University of New York at Binghamton), joined by guest Laurie Miroff (Director of PAF, SUNY Binghamton)
  • November 2: Campaign to Saratoga - 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative, presented by Eric Schnitzer (Park Ranger and Historian, Saratoga National Historical Park)
  • November 16 (tentative): Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution—a conversation with historian and author H.W. Brands (Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History, University of Texas at Austin), in partnership with Reads & Co., booksellers, Phoenixville, PA
  • December 7: Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, presented by public historian, Anne Mitchell Whisnant, Ph.D. (Director, Graduate Liberal Studies & Adjunct Associate Professor, Social Science Research Institute Duke University)
  • January 4: Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton, presented by Mark Maloy (Park Ranger, George Washington Memorial Parkway)
  • February 1: North Carolina's Black Patriots of the American Revolution, presented by Trevor Freeman, Ph.D. (Public Programs Director, Western North Carolina Historical Association)
  • February 15: Freeborn Men of Color: The Franck Brothers in Revolutionary North America, 1755-1820, presented by Shirley L. Green, Ph.D. (Department of History, Bowling Green State University)
  • March 1: African American Experience during the American Revolution (tentative title), presented by Taylor Brookins (Historian, National Park Service, History and Preservation Assistance, Region 1)
  • April 5: George Washington & the Battle of Germantown, presented by independent historian, Michael C. Harris
  • May 3: "Timely and Handsome": Transformation of the Continental Army at Valley Forge, May 1778, presented by historian Phillip S. Greenwalt (Chief of Interpretation, Education, & Visitor Services at Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, MD)
  • June 7: Myth Busting: Recent Discoveries about Rochambeau's Army, presented by historian Norman Desmarais (Professor Emeritus, Providence College, R.I.)
Categories
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Community Arts
Topic: 
Folk Arts/Culture