The Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge is a historical & genealogical organization where one must prove descent from a person that spent time at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with the Continental Army between December 19, 1777 and June 19, 1778.

     The Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge (DVF), founded March 25, 1976 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer service organization for men, women, and children dedicated to preserving the memory of those men and women who entered the

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Several DVF members recently gathered at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA to view the exhibit items on Valley Forge.

camp at Valley Forge any time between December 19, 1777 and June 19, 1778, during the American Revolution in order to rest for the winter.  It was at this site that the soldiers located supplies, built log cabins and huts, and dug miles of trenches for defense against a British attack.  Nearly 2,000 men died during this winter while those who survived came out of the experience well trained for battle.

     DVF members gather each summer for the annual Encampment to celebrate the year's accomplishments and tour Valley Forge National Historical Park.  Our organization awards college scholarships, presents history awards to local students, and contributes to the Valley Forge Park Alliance.

     Any person of any age, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution who wintered at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War, is eligible for membership.


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Congratulations to the Society of Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge for being an "APEX" winner for 2018 for our official publication called The Encampment.  It is produced by Editor & Director of Communications General, Jean Marie Dillon.  Click on the photos above to see an issue of this award-winning newsletter.

One of the most iconic commemorative works on the American Revolution, William Trego's March to Valley Forge was painted in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1883.  It was conserved in 2011, thanks to funding from the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge and now hangs in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA.

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