Washington Memorial Chapel Fundraising on Way to Required $4.5 Million

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Washington Memorial Chapel, located on Pennsylvania Route 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park, is both a national memorial dedicated to General George Washington and an active Episcopal parish in Valley Forge.

The historical Washington Memorial Chapel should regain its former glory, thanks to the efforts of the fundraising initiative headed by Jason Griggs, writes Melissa Jacobs for Main Line Today.

The building which is in dire need of repairs is the focus of a campaign to raise $4.5 million for emergency and long-term conservation work.

The fundraising campaign has already received $500,000 in the first six weeks. The hope is that the rest of the funds can be raised from private corporations and philanthropic organizations.

“It’s a tall order, but we are both a church and a historical center,” said Griggs.

Read more about the preservation efforts at Main Line Today by clicking here.
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Top photo credit: Thomas James Caldwell Washington Memorial Chapel (IR) via photopin (license)

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