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The Washington Memorial Chapel's Final Speaker Series Event

“An Evening With Baron Steuben: The Brash, Brilliant, Determined Foreigner Who Transformed The Continental Army” To Be Interpreted by Bill Troppman, Valley Forge NHP Ranger

After one of the most successful seasons to date, The Washington Memorial Chapel and Valley Forge Park Alliance are celebrating the grand finale of the 2017-2018 speaker series with an exclusive event at The Park Theater on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 PM.


During this much-anticipated evening, Valley Forge NHP Ranger Bill Troppman will interpret “An Evening With Baron Steuben: The Brash, Brilliant, Determined Foreigner Who Transformed The Continental Army”. General Freidrich von Steuben is remembered as the “Drillmaster of the Continental Army, who took a “rag-tag group of thoroughly untrained American militia”, and within four months, turned them into a formidable regular, well-trained army. As with many myths of the American Revolution, there is an element of truth in the general understanding of Steuben’s real contributions to the cause of American victory.


Join Troppman for a unique, ‘first-person,’ portrayal of Steuben during his final years, as he looks back over his years of service to America. This event is part of the Washington Memorial Chapel & Valley Forge Park Alliance’s popular Speaker Series, which is open to the public and features an array of historians, scientists, authors, archaeologists, actors and performers sharing their multiple points of view on history, the natural world and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge and the American Revolution in a relaxed and comfortable setting.


The talks are sponsored by Malvern Federal and the Sherrin H and Bruce A. Baky Foundation. Advance tickets are required due to audience capacity. To purchase tickets, please visit http://vfparkalliance.org/ For more information about The Washington Memorial Chapel, visit http://wmchapel.org/heritage/

Date & Time
  • May 1, 2018
  • 7:00PM
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