Supplemental Content

for the October 2015 issue (volume 52 number 2) of the
Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society’s History Quarterly

Footnotes from the article "Changes at Valley Forge Park 2013 and Beyond."

1. For more information about Superintendent Kate Hammond's service with the National Park Service, please see her biography at Kate's educational background—a bachelor's degree in history and environmental studies from Yale University and a master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry—equips her well for her stewardship service at VFNHP.

2. To see a copy of the original bill designating Valley Forge a State Park, please visit

3. For a prior TEHS Quarterly article about VFNHP since its National Park designation, read Bob Goshorn's article "Valley Forge Becomes a State Park" Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society Quarterly (April 1993) vol. 31 no. 2, pp. 43-58.

4. To see the NPS budget for 2012, please view the FY 2012 Greenbook which shows that there was no VFNHP budget increase. (p. 187).

5. For more detailed VFNHP visitation reports for 2009-2013, please visit this link: Annual Recreation Visitation By Park (1979-Last Calendar Year)

6. For information about the March 2012 effluent leak, please visit

7. There is a more recent Abbreviated Final General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement dated July 2007 available on the Park's website at this link: VAFO Abbreviated Final GMP EIS.pdf.

8. For more details about the Asbestos Release Site in Valley Forge, please visit For specific details about the Settlement Agreement reached between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States, please visit the Summary of the Settlement Agreement in the Federal Register April 2010, Federal-Register-Notice.pdf. For more information about Frequently Asked Questions about the cleanup, please visit this Spring 2013 Final ARS Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

9. Ken Burns was interviewed by Joan Walsh in September 2011 and in that interview, Burns credits his father-in-law with telling him then that "my whole work was an attempt to make people long gone come back alive."


Page last updated: 2016-04-03 at 16:12 EDT
Copyright © 2006-2016 Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society. All rights reserved.
Permission is given to make copies for personal use only.
All other uses require written permission of the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.