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 2016:

Presidential History and Heritage Virginia
Washington, D.C. and Virginia
July 7-12, 2016
Academic Director: Mr. Arch Hunter

This workshop features field studies and tours of:

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • James Madison’s Montpelier
  • James Monroe’s Ash Lawn – Highland
  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall
  • Patrick Henry’s Scotch Town
  • Kenmore Ferry Farm & Oak Hill
  • Plus additional selected sites


Thursday, July 7, 2016: Travel day – please plan to arrive at Dulles International Airport before 7:00pm and request the Comfort Inn Hotel at Dulles shuttle to transport you to the hotel, 200 Elden Street, Herndon, VA.  Program registration is from 4:00pm to 8:00pm or before breakfast the next day (July 8).
Tuesday, July 12, 2016:  Departure day – all participants will be brought to Dulles airport by 3:00pm 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 Presidential History & Heritage 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.