2014 Year in Review

Our end-of-year newsletter featured highlights from 2014, including new artifact acquisitions, staff additions, fundraising successes, and most importantly... More

Safe Keeping

This is the last in a three-part series about the dramatic journeys of Washington's Headquarters Tent during the Civil War. More

Reclaiming History

This is the first in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century. More


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    Looking forward to this performance! WATCH: 'Hamilton' cast member sings with CAPA students t.co/TKR68inBvg via @phillydotcom
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    #OTD in 1775-P. Henry proclaims "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death." #HowRevolutionary
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    @drDannaB tickets to the opening ceremony on Apr-19 are only available via an online contest starting April 3. See our website for more info

Meet Reverend Burk

In 1909, Reverend W. Herbert Burk purchased George Washington's Headquarters Tent from one of Washington's descendants. It was to be the centerpiece of Reverend Burk's Valley Forge Museum of American History, and part of his mission to restore and renew Washington's importance in American hearts. More

Fieldwork in Valley Forge

In 1906, as Reverend W. Herbert Burk is developing his vision for the Valley Forge Museum of American History, he is also building a small collection that will soon include an iconic treasure: George Washington's Headquarters Tent. More