The Ballad of Valley Forge Photos. 1978.

We’ve added a brand new photo gallery for the 1977-1978 season:

THE BALLAD OF VALLEY FORGE

PHOTO GALLERY

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Memories of the Revolutionary War

June 16-19, 1978. Two hundred years after the encampment of the American Continental Army, Valley Forge celebrated the sacrifices of brave patriots with a multi-day, grand scale military reenactment. Music was composed to honor the people that withstood horrendous living conditions, faced adversity, shaped a nation – and left bloody footprints in the snow.

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Resources

The Phoenixville Area Historical Society has published the original newsletter describing the Ballad of Valley Forge and related events.

The National Park Service has posted a portion of Lorett Treese’s book: Valley Forge: Making and Remaking a National Symbol, that describes this commemoration.

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Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend!

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