Valley Forge Teacher Recognition Program

ValleyForgeThe Chairman for the California Society Valley Forge Teacher Scholarship Award Program is Robert “Bob” Taylor.  

This award is open to all 5th Grade Elementary School Teachers, 8th Grade and High School American History Teachers, either public, private or parochial who teach the American Revolution. The selected teachers (up to two each year) will receive a trip to the Summer Graduate Teacher Workshop related to the American Revolution presented by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  (The chosen workshop will be the one most closely related to the American Revolution.)  The Award, valued up to $1,700 includes tuition, room and board*, and transportation expenses (transportation limited to $500.00).  (*meals are provided when on-campus only; meals for off-campus visits to workshop sites are not included.) 

Download a Powerpoint Presentation: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Presentation
Video Tour by Steve Schmidt from Lowell High School: Watch on Youtube

Below is the description of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Graduate Teacher program for 2017:

American Revolution South
Charlotte, NC to Washington, D.C.
July 15-21, 2017
Academic Director: Mr. Arch Hunter

This workshop features field studies and tours of:

  • King’s Mountain & Cowpens
  • Mount Airy
  • Alamance & Guilford Courthouse
  • Rising Sun Tavern
  • Francis Lightfoot Lee’s Menokin
  • Jamestowne & Yorktown
  • Hugh Mercer’s Apothecary Shop
  • Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall


Saturday, July 15, 2017: Travel day – please plan to arrive at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC and request the hotel shuttle to transport you to the hotel. Program orientation starts at 8:00pm.
Friday, July 21, 2017:  Departure day – all participants will be brought to airport by 12:30pm for your flight home.
For more information on the Program, please contact the FFVF Education Department at (610) 933-8825 ext. 292 or
Source: (select American Revolution South for this year’s program).


If interested, prepare the California SAR Application for Valley Forge Teacher Scholarship and submit it to a nearby California SAR Chapter.


Members may check the Members Section for additional Chapter Resources.