Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

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Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

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Valley Forge Events Highlight the American Revolution

November 13, 2009, 8:23 am
Valley Forge has an exciting lineup of events in store for November. From free Friday night movies to special talks and trolley tours of the park, there’s fun to be had for the whole family! Check out some of the highlights below: Secret Side of the American Revolution LectureAs ...

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Opponents ask lawmakers to stop Valley Forge deer hunts

November 2, 2009, 7:10 am
Opponents of a plan to kill hundreds of deer at Valley Forge National Historical Park are asking members of Congress to halt the effort before the shooting starts.Officials at the park, the site of the Continental Army's 1777-78 encampment, want to reduce a deer population now estimated at 1,277 to between 165 and ...

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For deer, a siege ahead at Valley Forge park

October 6, 2009, 8:51 am
Officials at Valley Forge National Historical Park said yesterday that they would begin shooting massive numbers of deer, possibly as soon as next month, rejecting a Villanova activist's proposal to shrink the herd through contraception. Park managers also said that the growing number of deer would require them to shoot more animals than originally ...

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Museum belonged in Valley Forge

July 8, 2009, 7:15 am
The American Revolution Center's decision to move to Philadelphia extends a nine-year record of switching rather than fighting. Instead of working to resolve issues with its partners and local officials, the proposed museum has moved twice from the place where it was originally conceived, Valley Forge.The Valley Forge Historical Society gave ...

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Hotel at Valley Forge Park Put Off

April 8, 2009, 8:00 am
Depending on your point of view, the structure was going to be a scholar's dormitory that would enhance historical understanding of Valley Forge - or a hotel that would speed the commercialization of a treasured national park.Either way, its construction is now in serious doubt.The head of the American ...

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Study: Proposed Valley Forge Museum Should Be Built near Existing Visitor's Center

December 9, 2008, 8:17 am
After thoroughly studying the virtue of building a controversial museum complex on private land inside Valley Forge national park, an independent consultant has reached a clear conclusion: Don't do ...

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Suit Filed Against Zoning for American Revolution Center

December 2, 2008, 8:44 am
A group fighting a proposed museum in Valley Forge National Historical Park filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Lower Providence Township, which last month cleared the way for the ...

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Editorial: American Revolution Center

November 14, 2008, 2:30 pm
When a military campaign bogs down, it's not uncommon for a commander in chief to change generals in hopes of turning the tide of battle. By naming distinguished scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities chief Bruce Cole to head up the American Revolution Center in Valley Forge, planners of ...

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Valley Forge Museum Group Fires CEO

November 12, 2008, 8:16 am
The board of the American Revolution Center, mired in a bitter and expensive fight to build a museum complex on private land inside Valley Forge national park, has fired its hard-charging president and CEO, Tom ...

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Volunteers Can Get Hands Dirty at Valley Forge for National Public Lands Day

September 25, 2008, 1:56 pm
More than 300 volunteers are expected to help spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The annual event, now in its 15th year, is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the nation's 600 million ...

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Volunteers Can Get Hands Dirty at Valley Forge for National Public Lands Day

September 25, 2008, 1:56 pm
More than 300 volunteers are expected to help spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The annual event, now in its 15th year, is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the nation's 600 million ...

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Group Presents Its Side on Valley Forge Museum

September 19, 2008, 10:10 am
If you've heard the buzz surrounding the plan to build a museum complex on private land inside Valley Forge National Historical Park, then you know the builder intends to cut down dozens and dozens and dozens of trees. And Tom Daly, president and chief executive officer of the American Revolution ...

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Testimony Criticizes Proposed ARC

September 11, 2008, 9:56 am
The American Revolution Center's proposed museum and conference center will hurt the adjacent Valley Forge National Historical Park's (VFNHP) wildlife habitat, view sheds, drainage and archaeological artifacts, according to Deirdre Gibson, the chief of planning and resource management at the ...

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Behind Valley Forge Controversy, Historical Ignorance

September 8, 2008, 2:50 pm
Here's what many people know about Valley Forge: It must have been a lousy place to have spent a 1770s winter, what with all the half-starved soldiers standing barefoot in the snow, but today it's a great place to jog or ride your bike. That's no big surprise. Compared with ...

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