Women at the Valley Forge Encampment
Nancy K. Loane, EdD, the author of Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment, has also published several articles about Valley Forge and written for the Journal of the American Revolution. Following the Drum received the Book of the Year Award from the Revolutionary War Round Table of Philadelphia.
Nancy has spoken at the Library of Congress, Colonial Williamsburg, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge as well as given about 250 other presentations throughout the country. Her talks, all based on primary research, focus on the Valley Forge encampment itself as well as the women at camp, Martha Washington, the soldiers’ letters from Valley Forge, Baron de Steuben, and several of her favorite women of the Revolutionary era. Nancy also served as an advisor on Valley Forge National Historical Park’s orientation film.
She was a seasonal park ranger at Valley Forge National Historical Park, served many years as a board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance, and currently volunteers at the park. An honorary life-time member of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, she has also participated in four archaeological digs at Valley Forge. Nancy, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Speaker, has been interviewed on several radio shows, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, and C-Span. She was also featured in the “Martha Washington” segment of a TV series about our nation’s First Ladies.
→ Her book, Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment, is included in the optional book package available when you register. If you bring your book with you, she will sign it Friday.