Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board Recommends a Dash of History in Holiday Celebrations

soldier by lantern, depicting historic seasonal sights
Image via the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.
The Dec. 17 commemoration of Washington's 1777 arrival in Valley Forge is a seasonal event with both beauty and historic gravitas.

This weekend, the last full two-day stretch before the 2022 holidays climax on Christmas day, may find Montgomery County residents scrambling on those last errands and preparations. A break to one of the area’s many historic seasonal sights (and sounds) may be just the thing to ensure a holiday in which “all is calm, all is bright.”

Christmas Putz

Dec. 12–18, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg

It’s not Christmas without the Schwenkfelder Putz, a word derived from the German verb to decorate. Visitors of all ages will experience a brand-new creation of old collectable antique and vintage ornaments and period toys like a train and circus parade.

Concurrently, a toy soldier exhibit is onsite. It comprises vignettes of international toy soldiers representing different times in history.

March-In at Valley Forge National Historic Park

Dec. 17, Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia

This remembrance of Gen. Washington and his Continental Army in Valley Forge includes reenactors, campfires, lanterns, and seasonal music. It’s an all-day affair, from 11 AM to 6 PM, with events inside and outside scheduled throughout.

Detailed information on these historic seasonal sights is at the website of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.


Tonight’s March-in event at Valley Forge National Historic Park commemorates the 1777 arrival of the Continental Army;
this video from the Museum of the American Revolution traces art history related to that event.

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