History of Valley Forge and Washington Memorial with Mark Turdo


Saturday, November 6th, 2021


9:30 am – 12:00 pm



History of Valley Forge 2021

Mark Turdo, the curator of collections at the Museum of the American Revolution, will talk about the Rev. W. Herbert Burk, the rector at the Washington Memorial Chapel when it first opened in 1903.  Turdo has amassed a large collection of artifacts, documents and images about the history of Valley Forge that are now in the museum.  This is the fall forum of the diocesan History Committee.  This event is in person. Those who want to attend this online forum should email: diopafallforum@gmail.com.


About Mark Turdo

Turdo previously served as curator for the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, which became a temporary headquarters for General George Washington and his staff in the fall of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. During his tenure there, Turdo was responsible for all facets of collections management and historic preservation.

Turdo’s professional experience also includes positions at Andover Historical Society, Fort Ticonderoga, and the Moravian Historical Society. He has written and presented more than 30 original public and professional presentations on a wide range of historical topics, and has authored a number of articles for scholarly publications. Turdo received a master of arts degree in museum studies from Cooperstown Graduate Program, a partnership between State University of New York Oneta and New York State Historical Association, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Moravian College.