Washington Chapel Plans Leadership Lecture Series

The interior of Washington Memorial Chapel (at top) in Valley Forge

VALLEY FORGE PA – A program of 12 different history, leadership, and author events co-sponsored by Washington Memorial Heritage and Indispensable Leadership LLC will kick off during January at the Washington Memorial Chapel on Route 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The series examines challenges and decisions made by the nation’s leaders during America’s revolutionary history, and translates them into lessons that will help those in attendance guide their professional and personal lives, organizers said.

It opens Jan. 13 (2022; Thursday) at 6 p.m. with “Finding Your Calling: The Young George Washington.” David Cross, author of “Indispensable: Learning How to Succeed and Lead from George Washington,” will talk about the nation’s first president, how he discovered his calling, and how others can follow his methods to do the same.

The session scheduled for Feb. 10 will be the first in a series titled “Washington’s Contemporaries,” and introduces Robert Morris. On March 10 author Adrienne M. Harrison, who wrote “A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington,” will be the featured speaker.

The total of nine interactive and in-person learning sessions, and three author events, will be held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m., at the chapel. A catered reception for participants follows each event. A subscription to all 12 events costs $200. Individual tickets for each session cost $20 per person. Those with proof of student status will be admitted free.

Advance registration is available online, here. For more information, send an e-mail to leadershipforum@wmheritage.org.

Washington Memorial Heritage is the chapel’s preservation organization. It currently is involved in the chapel restoration fund-raising campaign.