Jeff Devlin, Jason Hall Headline Valley Forge Events

Jeff Devlin

Valley Forge Park Alliance’s Summer Lunch + Learns To Be Held at Tredyffrin Public Library

by Melissa Jacobs

Interested in birding? Want to know more about historic home renovation and preservation? Valley Forge Park Alliance’s summer 2023 Lunch + Learn series has that and more. “VFPA is proud to offer Lunch and Learn this summer,” said Molly Duffy, executive director of the nonprofit. “Lunch and Learn, our longest running program, boasts topics and speakers that offer something for everyone this summer.”

Held at Tredyffrin Public Library, the events are free of charge but reservations are required. (Please see links for each event.) Guests are invited to bring their own lunch. Beverages are provided.

Wed. June 28, 12 pm – 1 pm: Jeff Devlin, “Stories From A Stone House” Our region’s favorite carpenter and (and VFPA board member) has rehabilitated properties that are more than 200 years old. Jeff will talk about historic home renovation, including his Sycamore & Stone Farm in Chester Springs. To reserve a spot, click here.

Wed. July 12, 12 pm – 1 pm: Jason Hall, In Color Birding Club What birds are in Valley Forge National Park? Where and when can you find them? Jason Hall, expert birder and founder of In Color Birding Club (and VFPA board member), has the answers. To reserve a spot, click here.

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Jason Hall of In Color Birding Club

Wed. July 19, 12 pm – 1 pm: Kate Jensen, Valley Forge National Historic Park Gen. Washington brought the Continental Army to Valley Forge – and a host of non-native organisms. Invasive species are still brought to Valley Forge and Kate Jensen’s job is to know all about them. Valley Forge’s national resource manager will explain what’s happening in the park right now. To reserve a spot, click here.

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Photo by Johannes Plenio.

Wed. July 26, 12 pm – 1 pm: Justin Clement and Ann Mumentaler, Valley Forge National Historic Park What was Martha Washington wearing? How about the members of the Continental Army? Justin Clement and Ann Mumentaler know. These experts and Valley Forge National Historic Park’s Tailoring Brigade will discuss how they craft clothing for museum displays and educational programs. To reserve a spot, click here.

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Martha Washington

“The Lunch and Learn program provides a platform for educational enrichment and community engagement,” said Allie Kochinsky, VFPA’s membership coordinator. “We aim to offer a series of informative presentations that delve into the rich history and natural beauty of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Our goal is to foster a sense of appreciation for our local heritage and promote environmental stewardship.”

AND: Did you hear about Valley Forge Park’s new trail entrance?

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