Valley Forge Park Program to Continue with Grant

VALLEY FORGE PA – Money included in Pennsylvania’s 2022-2023 budget will ensure Historic Philadelphia Inc., which provides programs for several area historic attractions, continues its presentations at Valley Forge National Historical Park, 157th House District Rep. Melissa Shusterman reported Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2022).

A spokesman for Shusterman said part of a $150,000 grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development, destined for Historic Philadelphia, would pay for historic re-enactor visits and education at the popular Montgomery County facility maintained by the National Park Service.

The “Valley Forge park is a real, critical piece of America’s history in our backyard,” Shusterman added. “I’m happy to have help put forth this funding in the recently passed state budget.” She also noted that every dollar spent on tourism brings $3 into Pennsylvania and its economy. Shusterman is a member of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee.

Historic Philadelphia Inc. also helps provide programming at Independence Hall and at the Constitution Center, as well as for the Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia, according to her office.

Photo of the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge provided by the National Park Service