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 Vatican Splendors Vatican Splendors
September 19, 2015 - February 15, 2016
Encounter an extraordinary collection of more than 200 historical and religious objects, at the Franklin Institute. See one of Michelangelo's signed documents, venerated remains (bone fragments) of Saints Peter and Paul and archaeological finds from the ancient basilicas of Saint Peter's in Rome. This breathtaking exhibition will be on display through February 15, 2016.
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 Friends of Valley Forge Park Speakers Series Friends of Valley Forge Park Speakers Series
October 6, 2015 - May 3, 2016
This series gathers an array of historians, scientists, authors, archeologists, actors and performers to share with the public their multiple points of view on history, the natural world and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge. Presentations are held at Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. A reception follows each talk.
French & Pickering Valleys
 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show
January 13, 2016 - February 26, 2016
A selection of 16 pieces of art from the 12th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show will be on display at Valley Forge National Historical Park in the Visitor Center from Jan. 13-Feb. 25, 2016.
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 Schuylkill Street Art Contest Schuylkill Street Art Contest
January 27, 2016 - February 29, 2016
Students in grades 6-12 can compete to create a drawing that shows how we can help make the environment cleaner. The four winners' drawings will be transformed into street art surrounding a storm drain. These drawings will help educate people about the connection of storm drains to streams and what they can do to make our environment cleaner.
Kid Friendly Activities
 Valentine’s Day, the Colonial Way Valentine’s Day, the Colonial Way
February 13, 2016
11a.m-3p.m. In this program, historic cook Connie Unangst will prepare a variety of 18th-century recipes using chocolate. Visitors can stop in the kitchen at any time during the hours of 11:00am to 3:00pm to see what’s cooking.
Perkiomen Valley Kid Friendly Activities
  Valentine’s Day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
February 14, 2016
10am-1pm National Park Service volunteers will be in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to talk about how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1800’s. Participants can make a Valentine and try their hand at the art of Scherenschnitte (German paper cutting). Designed for all ages. Free and open to the public.
French & Pickering Valleys
  Spring Art Show at Cabelas
February 19-20, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm As you browse through Deer Country inside Cabela’s, greet the artists from the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance who will be showing their unique, hand-crafted items which include paintings, photographs, woodturnings, pottery, stoneware, and ceramics. The show features materials and subjects that highlight the beauty of the outdoors.
The Blue Mountains
 Woods in Your Backyard Workshop Woods in Your Backyard Workshop
February 20, 2016
Learn to create and enhance natural areas around your home at this workshop designed for small landscapes at Penn State Schuylkill Campus.
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